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Overview of the labour market [November 2004]

Allan, Grant (2004) Overview of the labour market [November 2004]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 29 (3). pp. 31-37. ISSN 0306-7866

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The latest figures on the labour market in Scotland are summarised. Labour Force Survey (LFS) data show that in the three months to August 2004 the level of employment rose by 16 thousand, to 2,437 thousand. Over the year to August 2004, employment increased by 32 thousand. The employment rate – as a percentage of the working age population – rose slightly to 75.0 per cent, up 0.5 percentage points on the previous quarter. Over the year to August 2004, the employment rate was up by 0.6 per cent.