Fair work and workplace practice in the current crisis

Professor Tricia Findlay, Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) and Co-Chair of Scotland’s Fair Work Convention speaks about fair work and workplace practices in the context of the current pandemic. This includes discussion around new challenges in the workplace, furloughing, and how our relationship with working may …

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Five decades of household income growth… and what might be in store for the 2020s

Data released yesterday on household incomes confirms what we’ve known for a while – the 2010s was a decade of chronic income stagnation. Median weekly disposable household income in Scotland in 2018/19 was £514 – identical to the figure for the UK. But income growth since 2009/10 has averaged just …

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The Coronavirus: What does it mean for people, businesses and the economy?

Chaired by Graeme Roy Speakers John Macintosh Mairi Spowage Emma Congreve Timestamps [0:00] How do you see the Scottish economy being impacted over the coming months? (Mairi Spowage) [5:30] How are businesses being impacted? (John Macintosh) [9:33] What does this mean for individuals and households? (Emma Congreve) [14:10] Will different …

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Scotland’s population – a talk to the David Hume Institute

Earlier this week the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute Graeme Roy delivered a talk to the David Hume Institute on the subject of Scotland’s population; specifically how demographics have shaped our country, and the challenges they present in the future.  You can see Graeme’s slides, and the associated …

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Today’s employment figures: Scottish unemployment rate rises to 4.1%

New labour market data were released this morning showing that the Scottish unemployment rate (16+) is now 4.1%, and the employment rate (16-64) is now 74.3%. This means that there has been an increase in unemployment of 0.8%-points in the three months to August, and that the employment rate fell …

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Today’s labour market data in brief…

New data on the health of Scotland’s labour market was released this morning. These provide an update on key indicators like unemployment and employment. In this blog we highlight the key features of these data and highlight some interesting trends.

Data on Scotland’s economic growth- what’s the difference?

One of the interesting features of the Scottish economic data landscape is that both the Scottish Government and the ONS produce their own separate measures of economic growth for Scotland. Recently we got some new National Accounts data from the Scottish Government as well as new data from the ONS …

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