Scottish employment figures on the up


THE number of people in employment in Scotland has increased by 46,000 over the year, according to figures published today by the ONS.

These numbers, which cover the period December 2014 – February 2015, also show that the level of unemployment fell by 14,000 over the past year.

The labour market is improving
The labour market is improving


The number of those economically active, which includes both people in work and looking for work in Scotland’s labour market, has increased to a record high of 2,782,000.

Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills & Training Roseanna Cunningham welcomed the latest figures, saying:

“Today’s figures show Scotland’s labour market participation has now reached an all-time high with 2,782,000 people economically active. Increasing participation has positive impacts for the Scottish economy, and the Scottish Government remains focused on delivering better employment prospects for all.