Scots unemployment falls to 8-year low



Unemployment in Scotland has fallen  by 25,000 to an eight-year low with the jobless rate north of the border now below the UK as a whole, official figures today revealed.
But there are concerns that many people are "dropping out" of the labour market, with the figures also showing that the number of Scots with a job has also fallen by 8,000.
Unemployment in Scotland now stands at 127,000, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS). The jobless rate is 4.6%, which is below the rate of 4.9% for the whole of the UK.
The fall of those in work, though, meant the employment rate... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 37
Source: Scotsman
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