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FSB: Job is now to keep people in work PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Unemployment in Scotland fell to its lowest rate since 2008, new statistics published today show. However, Scotland’s employment rate fell slightly between June and August, down 0.1% to 74.0%. 

Andy Willox, the FSB’s Scottish policy convenor, said: “Unemployment in Scotland is now at its lowest level since the economic crisis. While we’ve still got to strive to boost the proportion of adults in work, this is good news.

“The challenge for our political leaders is to think first about the impact on smaller firms, jobs and local economies when they’re making key decisions.

“We absolutely want the impact on local business to play a pivotal role in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. But this principle must also be applied much closer to home, especially in relation to the upcoming Autumn Statement and Scottish Government budget.”
 
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