How are Scottish earnings performing relative to the UK?

In recent months we have seen relatively strong headline labour market indicators in both Scotland and the UK. But this only tells part of the story. The types of jobs being created, the levels of security and prospects they provide, and crucially the earnings received are just as important. UK …

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Today’s Labour Market Statistics – also a note on interpreting the data

Today saw the release of fresh data on the Scottish labour market from the ONS which (mostly!) cover data up to June 2017. Some additional data only cover the period up to March 2017.The main data can be accessed here. In this blog, we pull out and highlight the key …

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A summary of our latest Scottish Labour Market Trends report

We published the 3rd edition of our Labour Market Trends report today. In addition to the usual review of the headline trends in the labour market, this edition includes two in depth articles provided by the Scottish Centre for Employment Research. These articles focus on the increasing polarisation of training …

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Tracking local labour market performance since the Great Recession

On Friday, we published the latest edition of our new quarterly publication – Labour Market Trends – with our colleagues in the Scottish Centre for Employment Research. The aim of the report is to highlight recent developments in the Scottish labour market and to bring to the fore some of …

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What will this week’s labour market data tell us about the outlook for Scottish income tax revenues?

In a little over six weeks, the transfer of Scotland’s new income tax powers will be complete. With this in mind, each new release of economic or labour market data will now have even greater significance than before. Crucially they will give us an early – albeit imperfect – indicator …

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