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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11775: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

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.