Press release

January labour market statistics for Scotland

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 14,000, to 207,000 in the period September to November 2012, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. The Scottish unemployment rate is 7.8%, which is just above the average of 7.7% for the whole of the UK.