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SCC COMMENT ON SCOTTISH UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES

[ 12-06-2013 ]

Commenting on the release of official figures which show that unemployment in Scotland fell by 6,000 in the three months to April, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
 
“We have seen a steady downward trend in unemployment in Scotland throughout this year so far and the news that this latest fall has been accompanied by a rise in employment suggests that job creation in Scotland is becoming more sustained.
 
“Unemployment is one of a number of indicators which are showing a more consistent positive pattern over recent months and whilst it is still too early to say that the recovery is underway, the number of encouraging signs is growing.
 
“It is the return of the real economy to growth that must be at the centre of government strategy at the moment and as we approach the UK Comprehensive Spending Review with the debate over Scotland’s constitutional future in full swing, we would urge politicians of all parties to set out a clear plan to take advantage of the recent positive economic signs and help foster the return to strong growth that our businesses and our country so badly needs.”
 
 

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