STUC on labour market statistics

December 14th 2016

Commenting on publication of the latest official labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

“With employment registering another significant fall and inactivity amongst working age people surging by 6.6% over the year, there’s simply no escaping the truth that this is another set of worrying statistics. And, as it increases by 14,000 between August and October, falling unemployment cannot be seriously invoked to mask wider problems in the labour market.

“It is essential that Derek Mackay is mindful of Scotland’s deteriorating labour market conditions when announcing his Budget tomorrow and that he does all he can to protect jobs”.

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