Scotland's Economy

  • This week: 05/4/19

    5th April 2019 by

    Fair Start Scotland Fair Start Scotland celebrated its first anniversary this week. As Scotland’s first, fully devolved employment support service, Fair Work Minister Jamie Hepburn explains the aims of the service & the role it plays in delivering a fairer, more prosperous economy Read more about Fair Start Scotland Newton Rooms Public Finance and Digital...

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  • This week: 25/01

    25th January 2019 by

    Labour Market Statistics Labour Market Statistics, published by ONS, show that: 2,641,000 people are now in work in Scotland Unemployment in Scotland fell to 3.6%, the lowest rate on record Scotland’s female employment rate is 71.5%, higher than the UK rate of 71.2% Scotland’s youth employment rate is 60.7%, higher than the UK rate of...

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  • Delivering world class infrastructure for Scotland

    19th October 2018 by

    When the First Minister announced a reshuffle of her Cabinet in the summer I was honoured to take on the role of Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity. The creation of this portfolio highlights the importance we as a Government place on investment in infrastructure as a key driver of economic growth. As the...

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  • This week – 17/08/18

    17th August 2018 by

    Labour Market Statistics Scotland’s employment rate has increased over the quarter, with 2,642,000 people now in work in Scotland. Our unemployment rate fell over the quarter to 4.2%. On female and youth employment, we continue to outperform the UK with an employment rate of 71.6% for women, higher than the UK rate of 71.0%, and...

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