Good News: Unemployment lower and employment higher in Scotland than in many parts of UK

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Though employment is 0.9% lower and unemployment is 0.1% higher in Scotland than in the UK as a whole, such comparisons are both meaningless in terms of statistical significance (gaps too wee) and because of the lack of similarity in the size and nature of the Scottish and UK economies. In particular, the UK, Great Britain or England figures are heavily distorted by the rates for the overheated economy of the South of England. More meaningful is comparison with parts of the UK such as the North of England or Yorkshire.

The above ONS table which is ‘seasonally adjusted, January to March 2018’ reveals that Scotland’s employment rate is actually better than in major population areas such as the North of England, Yorkshire and the West Midlands while our unemployment rate is better than in these same areas and London.

No doubt, for Reporting Scotland, the story will be:

‘Unemployment higher in Scotland than in the rest of the UK’

‘Employment lower in Scotland than in the rest of the UK’

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/regionallabourmarket/may2018

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7 thoughts on “Good News: Unemployment lower and employment higher in Scotland than in many parts of UK

  1. Robert Graham May 16, 2018 / 11:04 am

    The Scottish Government have eradicated all known illnesses on the Planet .

    The BBC in Scotland’s view ” BUT ” – having spent Zillions on this insignificant little item that has no widespread support and condemned by critics ( Tories ) this separatist one party state are being asked what about all the health workers who are now redundant .

    Silly but not that far from the truth , major crisis ahead as unemployment figures soar , Armageddon Approaches .

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      • WWW.ХХХ.DSЕХОZ.ХУZ May 18, 2018 / 2:52 pm

        What ?

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    • WWW.ХХХ.ZСVIW.ХУZ May 18, 2018 / 2:52 pm

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