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July Labour Market Statistics for July

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

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 11,000, to 205,000 in the period March to May 2011, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. The Scottish unemployment rate is 7.6 per cent, just below the UK average of 7.7 per cent.