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Financial Scrutiny Unit Briefing: Labour Market Update

This Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) briefing provides analysis of the current state of the Scottish labour market. This survey (February 2013) focuses on the reasons people are not participating in the labour market.

Key findings

• The unemployment rate in Scotland was 7.7% for the three months to December 2012, down 0.4 percentage points on the previous quarter.
• The latest figures show that the number of people in work in Scotland is falling, quarter on quarter, while the number of people in work in the UK rose.
• Economic inactivity rose in Scotland and fell in the UK over the quarter to December 2012.
• The youth unemployment rate was 18.4% in Scotland for the three months to December 2012, a fall of 5.9 percentage points compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.

Author(s): Ned Sharratt

Other Publishers: The Scottish Parliament

Production date: 2013

How to obtain: Download Financial Scrutiny Unit Briefing: Labour Market Update

Communities: Scotland, Research, Graduate Labour Market (GLaM)

Audiences: Careers practitioners

Format: Web


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