Swinney Comments on BoS Jobs Report

Commenting on publication of the Bank of Scotland jobs report for April 2015, Deputy First Minister John Swinney said:“We welcome this further evidence that conditions in Scotland’s job market are continuing to improve.

The Bank of Scotland report shows an improving labour market picture for the fifty-fourth consecutive month, with demand for permanent staff continuing to increase.”“The report comes at a time when the Office for National Statistics figures published last week show that Scotland’s jobs market is performing well across a range of measures. They showed that we have the lowest youth unemployment level in seven years, and Scotland currently has the highest employment rate and lowest inactivity rate of all four UK nations.” “This Government is committed to supporting all of Scotland’s businesses and people, by creating the conditions for everyone in Scotland to fulfil their potential”