As UK employment levels fall, Scotland’s rises

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Linked by the Guardian to the aftermath of the Brexit vote, UK employment levels have fallen for the first time since then.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/15/uk-employment-falls-brexit-vote-ons-unemployed

In contrast, Scotland’s employment rate rose to 75.2% above the UK rate of 75%. Female employment is higher at 72.1% compared with 70.6% and youth unemployment remains significantly lower than the UK figure at 9.4% as opposed to 13.2%.

Also, unemployment in Scotland remained lower than in the UK, falling over the year, by 0.8% to 4.0% as opposed to 4.3%.

https://news.gov.scot/news/labour-market-statistics-2

With particular regard to youth unemployment, Scotland has among the best rates in Europe. See:

Scottish Government meets its youth employment target four years early to place Scotland as among the most successful in Europe

‘Scottish electrical apprenticeship numbers rise to nearly pre-recession heights’ as Scotland’s youth unemployment falls to 5th best out of 29 European countries

 There is rarely a day when I cannot find good news about Scotland. I don’t watch or listen but I’m guessing our Unionist broadcast media find it impossible at times. To be fair, the BBC website often manages but how many No voters read that?

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