The labour market [September 2000]

Low, Kenneth (2000) The labour market [September 2000]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 25 (4). pp. 19-27. ISSN 0306-7866

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It is reassuring that ILO employment estimates and the employee jobs series show an almost constant rising employment trend from the period Apr 1998 to Jun 2000. Following the relatively poor performance of the Scottish economy in the last quarter of 1999 and the first quarter of 2000 the labour market continues to show signs of low unemployment and rising employment. We expect this trend to continue in this and the next quarter of the year 2000.