Good news on employment in Scotland


From Insider today:

‘Figures reveal more than 2.6m people aged 16 and over were in employment in Scotland – the highest level on record and including twice as many people aged 65 and over as a decade ago. A total of 2,618,100 people aged 16 years and over were in employment in Scotland in 2017 – the highest level on record.’

Within the report, there were a number of highlights:

  1. 84 700 people over 65 still in work
  2. Twice as many over 65s as 10 years ago
  3. Overall employment rate, highest ever at 74.3%
  4. Only 0.4% lower than UK as a whole despite massive subsidies for South
  5. Full-time employment at record high of 1 910 600
  6. Lowest level on record, unemployed at 111 200
  7. Near to highest level ever self-employed at 322 900
  8. More women opting to be own boss
  9. Overall unemployment at 4.1% below UK level of 4.4%

3 thoughts on “Good news on employment in Scotland

  1. John May 22, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Great news , we are not such a basket case as they would have us believe .

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  2. David Connelly May 28, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    These figures are good by most standards. However, it must be noted that many men and women who expected to retire at 65 are now having to look at working passed their expected retirement age of 60 or 65. You should look at how the positive effects of support for WASPI women has empowered women to be more politically active because of the UK Government’s regressive policies on pensions.


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