Labour productivity in Scotland UP AGAIN!

In Insider yesterday: Bottom of Form

Labour productivity in Scotland increased by 1.1% between January and March compared to the same period last year, official figures show. According to analysis published by Scotland’s chief statistician Roger Halliday, growth in output per hour worked also grew by 0.4% in quarter one, up on the 0.2% growth recorded in the previous quarter. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said: “These latest figures are further evidence of Scotland’s strong economy as output per hour worked has increased compared to the same quarter last year.”

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/labour-productivity-in-scotland-rises-18932826

As always, TuS can reveal that this good news is nothing new. See these earlier reports:

Labour productivity in Scotland increasing more than 3 times faster than UK

May 8, 2019

Further evidence of consistent positive trends in Scottish labour productivity stats released on news.gov.scot site today. Link and snippets below: https://news.gov.scot/news/labour-productivity-statistics-2018-quarter-4 Estimates of labour productivity for Scotland’s onshore economy up to the fourth quarter of 2018 (October-December)…

Tory MSP’s question reveals that Scottish productivity increased by 3 times that of UK under SNP

February 1, 2019

One Tory being questioned by the polis and one asking parliamentary questions to help TuS out We’re all familiar with opposition member’s questions being used to feed Reporting Scotland with scare stories of limited significance. Talking-up Scotland has now realised…

Researchers not up-to-date but BBC Scotland happy to re-bleat their ‘SNPbaaad’ mistake on productivity

September 6, 2018

Hume wearing his patented thinking cap to conceal his fear of recession Broadcast 6 times this morning and on the website, BBC Scotland News report a David Hume ‘Institute’ study which wrongly claims: ‘[T]here had been “no progress” towards a…

As Fake Storm Gerald recedes, we see Scotland’s labour productivity grow and UK labour productivity fall

August 23, 2018

 

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2 thoughts on “Labour productivity in Scotland UP AGAIN!

  1. Bugger le Panda August 15, 2019 / 5:41 am

    In a way I am glad I do not like in Scotland just now.

    The whole apparatus of avalanche bad propaganda would do ma but in.

    Wonder if we will soon be seeing an increase in tranquillisers and other happy pills prescribed by Scottish GPs to folk who get their news from the BBC and print churnalism.

    Like

  2. Bugger le Panda August 15, 2019 / 5:43 am

    Like = Live

    Bad fairy autocorrection when I wasn’t looking

    Liked by 2 people

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