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CONTINUED OPTIMISM AS SCOTLAND’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS

[ 16-10-2013 ]

 MEDIA RELEASE

 16th October 2013

 

Continued optimism as Scotland’s unemployment rate falls 

 

Commenting on the recent fall in Scotland’s unemployment rate, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce commented:

 

“These recent figures show continued optimism for Scotland’s workforce as employment rose by 0.9% to 72.8% and unemployment fell by 0.2% to 7.3%, from the previous period.

 

This economic indicator provides a welcome sign that the economy is heading in the right direction and businesses across Scotland should be commended for their efforts in creating and sustaining jobs.

 

“These figures provide us with comfort, however we must not become complacent in our mission to revive Scotland’s economy. To achieve our ambition of substantially reducing the unemployment rate in Scotland, we need to improve the information and support provided to unemployed individuals. Stronger business led partnerships need to be formed, with businesses driving the information to ensure future skills provisions for Scotland’s economy are met.”

 

 

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