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November Labour Market Statistics for Scotland

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

Unemployment in Scotland increased by 4,000, to 218,000 in the period July to September 2012, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. The Scottish unemployment rate is 8.1 per cent, which is above the average of 7.8 per cent for the whole of the UK.