STUC on Labour Market Statistics

September 14th 2016

Commenting on publication of the latest official labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said:

"With unemployment heading rapidly back to pre-recession levels and another strong surge in employment this is undoubtedly a very strong set of statistics.

"However, some caution is warranted. Survey evidence indicates that the weak growth of the last year is likely to persist through quarters 2 and 3. It is, therefore, difficult to envisage the recent very strong performance of Scotland's labour market being sustained through the rest of the year.”


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