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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00277: Joan McAlpine (South Scotland)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 October 2016

To ask the Scottish whether it will provide an update on female employment and unemployment figures.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 2 November 2016

The latest official statistics, sourced from the Labour Force Survey and published by the Office for National Statistics on the 19 of October 2016 for June-August 2016 show that, Scotland continues to outperform the UK on female employment and unemployment rates; with an employment rate of 70.5 per cent, compared to 69.7 per cent in the UK, and an unemployment rate of 4.1 per cent compared to 4.9 per cent in the UK.