STUC on Labour Market Statistics

December 12th 2012

Speaking after the release of the latest labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

'Despite the large fall in unemployment today's statistics provide no cause for complacency. The fall in unemployment is attributable to people leaving the workforce, not entering jobs. This process is particularly severe for women; there are now 50,000 more economically inactive women than this time last year. The STUC believes the labour market will remain weak through 2013 and beyond'.

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