Publication - Statistics

Scottish Economic Statistics 2008

Published: 10 Dec 2008
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9780755958559

This is the ninth edition of the annual publication Scottish Economic Statistics, which is produced by statisticians in the Scottish Government.

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Scottish Economic Statistics 2008
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Table 4.13: Notified Vacancies by Industry, Scotland, 2003-2008

Industry

March 2003

March 2004

March 2005

March 2006

March 2007

March 2008

Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry & Fishing

310

319

208

346

318

233

Energy & Water

168

140

406

146

655

681

Manufacturing

2,064

1,925

1,535

1,358

1,680

1,235

Construction

1,463

1,255

1,262

1,242

1,435

1,438

Distribution, Hotels & Restaurants

7,228

8,188

7,756

6,438

6,904

6,909

Transport, Storage & Communication

1,935

2,645

1,350

745

890

913

Banking, Finance & Insurance etc

6,599

8,556

8,528

9,705

14,085

16,121

Public Administration, Education & Health

5,841

6,285

5,136

4,802

5,173

4,748

Other Services

2,000

2,092

1,734

1,349

1,456

1,255

All

27,608

31,405

27,915

26,131

32,596

33,533

Source: Jobcentre Plus Vacancy Series (Not National Statistics)
Notes:
1 Changes to Jobcentre Plus vacancy handling procedures have lead to a major discontinuity in the vacancy statistic pre and post May 2006. As a result, the March 2007 & March 2008 data are not comparable with data for earlier years. See http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/articles/177.aspx#may06 before comparing data over this period.
2 Interpretation of these data need to take account of changes in recent years to Jobcentre Plus procedures for taking and handling vacancies. These figures are not fully comparable over time and may not indicate developments in the labour market.
3 Data for March 2006 onwards are based on the 2003 Standard Industrial Classification. Prior to this, it was based on SIC 1992. Though the codes are similar, comparisons across the divide may be affected by discontinuities. A more detailed explanation is available on the nomis web site. See http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/articles/ref/vacs/LMT%20200506-363.pdf