Scottish Labour Market Trends Vol.1 No.4

Scotland’s labour market remains strong, unemployment is low and employment is at a record high of 75.2%. Scotland has a slightly lower unemployment (and higher employment) rate than the UK as a whole. Scotland now has the best employment rate outside of the South East, the South West and the East of England.


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The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) is a leading economy research institute based in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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Labour Market Trends is jointly produced by the FAI and SCER and aims to shed light on key developments in Scotland’s labour market. Alongside a summary of recent trends and the outlook, the report also highlights longer trend developments and areas for discussion.