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Labour market statistics update – Business Minister Jamie Hepburn

19th May 2020

Between January and March 2020, Scotland’s employment rate estimate fell over the quarter to 74.7% and the unemployment rate estimate rose over the quarter to 4.1%. While these rates compare well against historical records, they do not reflect fully the unprecedented impact of the pandemic and how it will change over time. The Job Retention…

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Foundation Apprenticeships receive further recognition – Skills Minister Jamie Hepburn

13th January 2020

  To meet the future skills needs of Scotland’s economy it is vital industry and educational institutions work together. Foundation Apprenticeships are an important part of building strong links between the two and, crucially, equipping young people with the skills they need to progress onto a successful career or further education. I am delighted that…

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