All this good news about bloody Scotland is giving me lockjaw!
On Reporting Scotland last night, presenter Jackie Bird managed to squeeze this out between gritted everything:
‘Scotland’s unemployment rate has hit a new record low. The number of people out of work from October to December was down by 10 000 from the previous quarter to 96 000. The Scottish unemployment rate is three and a half percent. That’s below the UK rate of four percent of the workforce.’
3.5 is seven eighths or 87.5% of 4. So, it’s also one eighth or 12.5% less. So, unemployment in Scotland is 12.5% lower than in the UK. Using Reporting Scotland guidelines 12.5 is nearly 13.