Overview of the labour market March 2003

Ferguson, L. (2003) Overview of the labour market March 2003. Quarterly Economic Commentary (Fraser of Allander Institute), 28(1), pp. 27-33.

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The latest figures on the labour market in Scotland are summarised. Over the last quarter, Labour Force Survey (LFS) data showed that employment increased by 9 thousand in the three months to November 2002, to 2,415 thousand - up 0.4 percent on the previous quarter level. Over the year to November 2002, employment increased by 24 thousand. The employment rate - as a percentage of the working age population in employment - increased to 74.5 per cent, up 0.4 percentage points on the previous quarter. The paper provides an account of quarterly LFS employment over a two-year period to November 2002.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Scottish labour market conditions, Scottish economy, Scottish labour market trends, economic theory, Industries: land use, labor, economics, econometrics and finance.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Christie, Mrs Linda
Authors: Ferguson, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:Quarterly Economic Commentary (Fraser of Allander Institute)
Publisher:Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde

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