Overview of the labour market [October 2003]

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The latest figures on the labour market in Scotland are summarised. Over the last quarter, Labour Force Survey (LFS) data showed that the level of employment rose in the three months to May 2003, to 2,427 thousand. Over the year to May 2003, employment increased by 51 thousand. The employment rate - as a percentage of the working age population in employment - rose to 74.3 per cent, up 0.1 percentage points on the previous quarter. An account of quarterly LFS employment over a four-year period to May 2003 is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


  • Scottish economy
  • Scottish labour market conditions
  • labour market trends


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