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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

Scotland's Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low


A record number of people in Scotland are in work, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


The quarterly data released today showed there are 2.4 million workers across Scotland – an increase of 50,000 from February 2020.


Scotland’s unemployment rate fell 0.1% between December 2022 and February 2023 to 3% - the lowest it has been since records began in 1992. Meanwhile, in the UK the average employment rate sits at 3.8%.


The SNP Government’s commitment to creating more high-quality jobs has successfully increased the number of people earning at least the real, living wage.


Furthermore, policies such as school age childcare provision and employability and skills support, helps parents and disabled people to take up employment.

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