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FALLING UNEMPLOYMENT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO CONTINUE INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE

[ 13-07-2011 ]

Commenting on the fall in Scottish unemployment by 11,000 in the three months to May, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: 
 
“This latest fall in Scottish unemployment is once again good news for Scotland although, like last month’s figures, they are tempered slightly by the fact that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance actually rose slightly. 
 
“It is important that the rate of Scottish unemployment is once more below the average UK rate and it is clear that the private sector continues to create more jobs than are being lost in the public sector.  This will be an increasing challenge for business going forward as public spending cuts begin to bite, but we welcome the efforts of the Scottish Government to maintain levels of capital spending against a challenging budgetary background.  There is no doubt that investing in our infrastructure is key to sustaining economic recovery and job creation in Scotland.”

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