Date lodged: 3 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many statisticians it employs to collect and analyse economic data.
Answered by: Keith Brown 24 October 2017
There are 27 statistical staff employed in the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to collect and analyse economic data. These staff cover a range of work streams including: National Accounts (GDP, Input-Output tables, National Accounts and Public Sector Finances); Business and Trade; Energy and Climate Change; and Labour Market statistics.
Further details are available in the Scottish Economic Statistics Plan 2017-18 - http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Economy/ScotStat/Planning/SESP-2017-18.