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BICS weighted Scotland estimates: data to wave 61

Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) weighted Scotland estimates containing data to wave 61 (including data for Wave 60).

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Worker Shortages

In Wave 61 businesses were asked whether they are currently experiencing a shortage of workers.  An estimated 34.9% of businesses reported experiencing a shortage of workers - rising to 49.8% in the Accommodation & Food Services sector, and 36.4% in the Construction sector.

The BICS also asks businesses that are experiencing a shortage of workers, about how their businesses has been affected by this – the specific question asked is shown below.

Worker Shortage question: How has the shortage of workers affected your business?

  • employees working increased hours
  • had to pause trading entirely
  • had to pause trading of some of the business
  • had to recruit temporary workers
  • unable to meet demands
  • other
  • not sure
  • my business has not been affected

Figure 2: In Wave 61, 70.0% of businesses reported that the shortage of workers has resulted in employees working increased hours, and 33.5% of businesses reported that they have been unable to meet demands due to a shortage of workers.

Source: Office for National Statistics – BICS – Weighted Scotland Estimates – Wave 61

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Marina Curran

Business & Innovation Statistics

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser

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