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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.

Authors

Ben is an economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute working across a number of projects areas. He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, as well as experience working on a variety of projects for public, private, and third sector organisations. He also focusses on business survey design and dissemination.

Part of Collection

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.