Bias by delay and lack? Scotsman takes three months to understate Scottish Government achievement on youth employment

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John Robertson
Bias by delay and lack? Scotsman takes three months to understate Scottish Government achievement on youth employment

Writing on the 10th of January 2018, the Scotsman headlined: ‘Scotland youth unemployment target met four years ahead of schedule’ then went on to write: ‘The goal of reducing the youth unemployment total, excluding full time students, by 40 per cent was achieved last year. The target was confirmed in the annual progress report on the Scottish Government’s Developing the Young Workforce programme.’ https://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-youth-unemployment-target-met-four-years-ahead-of-schedule-1-4658249 The Scotsman report doesn’t mention the actual reduction in youth unemployment. It was 48.3% against a…

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Bias by delay and lack? Scotsman takes three months to understate Scottish Government achievement on youth employment