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Outlook and appraisal [February 1984]

Kirwan, Frank and Basu, Dipak and Buchanan, Bob and Crawford, Robert and Draper, Paul and Harrigan, Frank and Heeley, John and Jenkins, Iain and Love, James and McNicoll, Iain and McVey, Michael and Midwinter, Arthur and Moar, Lyle and O'Donnell, Noreen and Simpson, David and Stevens, Jim and Walker, Jim (1984) Outlook and appraisal [February 1984]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 9 (3). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0306-7866

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The Scottish economy appears to have grown less rapidly than Britain as a whole during 1983. This experience is likely to be repeated in the current year but the gap between Scottish and British growth rates should narrow markedly. As data show, the pace of growth will not be sufficiently rapid to induce substantial reductions in the numbers of registered unemployed. However the trend of unemployment during 1984 should be very slowly downward.