Ever since it became clear that there was no recession coming for Scotland and that the Scottish economy is growing 4 times faster than the UK, indicators of good economic health have become a flood. Today we hear from a Manpower Group outlook survey that: ‘Hiring confidence in Scotland has doubled amongst employers’. These results echo a whole range of other evidence:
Unemployment at record low, employment up, economy growing, youth unemployment amongst lowest in Europe, business confidence increasing, oil jobs returning, health indicators improving to world’s best: That’ll be Norway? No? Scotland!? SNP baaaad!
These are just the most recent of many other reports of a similar nature. You’ll notice the SNP government doing its bit. I know government doesn’t create all this by itself but it creates the conditions in which economies flourish. If we had a recession, the SNP would surely have got the blame so they deserve at least some of the credit now.
Footnote: Will this Ruth tag boost my readership? It did once before [9 707!] then people clearly began to see through my cheap ploy.