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Scottish Labour Market Trends Vol.2 No.2

While headline indicators of Scotland’s labour market remain strong, the latest data show a relatively sharp quarterly increase in the unemployment rate from 4% to 4.5%. While the unemployment rate remains low by historical standard, this increase may be the first indication that the weak output growth experienced over the past couple of years is feeding through to labour market outcomes.


Ben is part of the Knowledge Exchange team within the Institute and has experience working on a wide variety of projects for public and private sector organisations. He has a degree in Economics and is currently studying for an MSc on the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics.

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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.