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Labour Market News

Headline Labour Market Statistics

The regional  labour market statistics were published by Office for National Statistics on the 14th December 2016 Link


Scottish Government Updates

Long-term trends for employment, unemployment and inactivity for Scotland and the UK shown in charts  here.

Latest tables and chart, showing headline indicators for Scotland LM Summary

Latest Labour Market Slide Pack LM Summary


Earnings Analysis

Scottish Government analysis of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ONS), 2016 dataset was published on 31 October 2016 Link


New Publications

Headline Statistics from the Annual Population Survey Oct'15-Sep'16' (15 December 2016) - Link here

Employment Patterns in Scotland: Statistics from the Annual Population Survey, 2015 (24 May 2016) - Link here

Analysis of Characteristics of 16-19 year olds Not in Employment, Education or Training from the 2011 Census (26 October 2015) - Link here


Labour Market


This section gives information on how to access statistics relating to the Labour Market.


The Scottish Government holds the Labour Force Survey, Annual Population Survey and Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings data set.

From these we produce various publications and briefing papers which relate specifically to the labour market in Scotland.


This cover the following topics: 


  • Headline estimates of  unemployment, employment, economic inactivity, 
  • Earnings,
  • Public sector employment
  • Youth Employment briefing papers can also be found on the briefing papers page and
  • Other labour market based statistics. 


Data are available at a variety of geographies:


  • UK
  • Scotland
  • Local Authority areas and
  • Parliamentary Constituency areas.


You may browse our Publications or a list of available Data for specific information,

use the High Level Trends below to view a brief overview of some of our key statistics.


If you can't find what you're looking for, use the search tools on the Search Statistics page or contact us directly for more information.















Statistics Topic

High Level Summary of Statistics Trends

Employment and Economic Activity
Skills Profile 
Earnings and Benefits

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High Level Summary of Equality Statistics

Equality trends for Labour Market can be accessed throughout the Local Area Labour Markets in Scotland: Statistics from the Annual Population Survey 2012 publication.


Featured Analysis

Unemployment rate (16+) by deprivation for Scotland,
January to December 2012

Employment rate by gender and deprivation 2012, Scotland

Source: Annual Population Survey, Jan-Dec 2012, ONS
            Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2012,
Scottish Government

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Labour Market statistics in more detail

Publications and Data
Recent statistical publications on Labour Market, including background information, and other online briefing.

Methods and Background
Useful information relating to Labour Market statistics.

Analytical Papers
Research and statistical papers relating to Labour Market issues.

Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Labour Market statistical collections.

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.

Our contact information.