Overview of the labour market [November 2012]

Lockyer, Cliff (2012) Overview of the labour market [November 2012]. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 36 (2). pp. 35-42. ISSN 2046-5378

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Inevitably interest in the Scottish labour market continues to focus on the levels and trends in employment and unemployment and again we return to these themes. In addition the UK Government proposals to reform public sector terms and conditions of employment have emerged (see the Public Sector employment section of this Commentary). The employment law proposals emanating from in the Beecroft Report continued to surface at the recent Conservative Party conference (see the February and June issues of the Commentary).