BICS weighted Scotland estimates: data to wave 77
Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) weighted Scotland estimates containing data to wave 77.
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In Wave 77, businesses were asked whether they are currently experiencing a shortage of workers. An estimated 37.7% of businesses were experiencing a shortage of workers - rising to 54.8% in the Accommodation & Food Services sector and 50.2% in the Construction industry 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 some of the business
- had to recruit temporary workers
- unable to meet demands
- not sure
- my business has not been affected
Figure 1: In Wave 77, 62.0% of businesses reported that the shortage of workers has resulted in employees working increased hours.
Source: Office for National Statistics – BICS – Weighted Scotland Estimates – Wave 77
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