Scottish labour market outperforms UK revealing more evidence of health in economy


One of several objective measures of health in an economy, unlike say the dubious GERS figures, is growth in the number of staff appointments. The latest RBS Jobs Market Report shows permanent that staff appointments increased at an ‘historically marked’ rate at the end of 2018. Notably the Scottish labour market seems to pulling-away from the UK’s falling trend. See this for permanent posts:



These figures reinforce the wider trends apparent in Scotland and revealed in these earlier reports:

Umpteenth post on underlying strength in Scottish economy: Property investment up 19.8%!

Scottish business confidence well above UK average

SNP blamed as private businesses experience too much demand and overcrowding with new staff second only to Labour-mayored London.

Scottish business confidence stays high…Ah but!..Oh shut up Revoking Scotland!

63% fall in large business insolvencies as Scottish economy reveals strength

See this Douglas? Business investment in Scotland up 250%!

Scottish Business Strength No.77: Small Scottish construction firms’ growth up 17%

Scottish small businesses still more confident than those in non-Scottish parts

Business activity soars to four-year high across manufacturing and service

Business confidence in Scotland soars by 24% while it sinks 29% in non-Scottish parts of UK

Scottish businesses more likely to be stable than those in rest of UK: News from a parallel universe unknown to our mainstream media

Scottish Government supports economy with new business rates unique in UK

Scottish business confidence higher than in any other region of UK



3 thoughts on “Scottish labour market outperforms UK revealing more evidence of health in economy

  1. Alasdair Macdonald January 9, 2019 / 5:41 pm

    This was reported on Good Morning Scotland, today, fully and in a fairly positive tone, with no ‘but’ at the end.

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    • johnrobertson834 January 9, 2019 / 8:19 pm

      Wow! Repressive tolerance. Unlike the soviet media, ours is smart enough not to lie all the time?

      Liked by 1 person

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