HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 c197W
17. Mr. Doran

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will make a statement on recent trends in unemployment in Scotland. [150751]

Mrs. Liddell

The latest labour market figures show that there are 2,391,000 people in work in Scotland, the highest level since 1960. The employment rate stands at 73.8 per cent., the highest level since 1975. Claimant count unemployment in Scotland is at its lowest level since January 1976 and has fallen by 49,900 since spring 1997.

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