The unemployment rate in Scotland has fallen to 3.9%, slightly below the UK as a whole.
The number of people in work has remained at a near-record high despite a slight fall in employment, new figures show.
Unemployment in some parts of the north and north-east is falling faster than national trends, new figures showed yesterday.
Employment and average wages have continued to grow, but concerns remain over skills shortages and workers’ ability to keep up with price inflation.
Unemployment in Scotland decreased in the latest quarter, new figures show.
The number of people in work has continued to rise while average earnings have grown slightly faster than inflation, official figures show.
Falling unemployment in the north-east and a “buoyant” job market in the north have put a shine on disappointing figures for the number of Scots in and out of work.
The Scottish economy is still fragile despite official new figures highlighting a “robust” labour market, a leading think-tank said yesterday.
A north-east MP has claimed the true level of unemployment in Aberdeenshire may be masked by unclaimed benefit.
The number of people in Scotland without a job fell by 7,000 in the three months to July.
Unemployment has fallen by 25,000 in three months, bringing the jobless total in Scotland to the lowest level since 2008 and below the UK rate
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Banff and Buchan has increased by over 70% since last year.
Scotland's economy has grown past its pre-recession peak to a new record level, official figures show.