Good News: Unemployment lower and employment higher in Scotland than in many parts of UK

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John Robertson
Good News: Unemployment lower and employment higher in Scotland than in many parts of UK

Though employment is 0.9% lower and unemployment is 0.1% higher in Scotland than in the UK as a whole, such comparisons are both meaningless in terms of statistical significance (gaps too wee) and because of the lack of similarity in the size and nature of the Scottish and UK economies. In particular, the UK, Great Britain or England figures are heavily distorted by the rates for the overheated economy of the South of England. More meaningful is comparison with parts…

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John Robertson
Good News: Unemployment lower and employment higher in Scotland than in many parts of UK