Scotland’s working figures reveal

Nigel Don

Nigel Don

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North Angus and Mearns MSP, Nigel Don, has welcomed the news that Scotland’s employment rate has risen.

The Scottish government revealed that employment in Scotland had increased by 54,000 over the period from January to March, a record since the figures began in 1992. Over the same period, unemployment figures fell by 7,000.

Mr Don said:“To achieve the largest increase in Scottish employment since this form of records began in 1992 is a fantastic sign of progress and is the clearest possible signal that the steps we are taking to secure economic recovery are having a real and positive impact.”