15 February 2017

  |  CBI Press Team

Press release

Latest Scotland labour statistics show rising unemployment

The CBI has responded to the latest ONS labour market statistics for Scotland from October to December 2016, which showed a rise in unemployment of 6,000 and a rise in employment of 8,000.

Latest Scotland labour statistics show rising unemployment

The Office for National Statistics releases monthly regional, local authority and parliamentary constituency breakdowns of changes in UK employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics. A link to the full data release can be  found here.

Hugh Aitken, CBI Scotland Director, said:

“Rising unemployment is a concern, which means the Scottish Government needs to focus on supporting businesses to create jobs and economic growth by providing relief from business rates and boosting educational performance.”