In Wave 89, businesses not permanently stopped trading were asked if they had experienced any difficulties recruiting employees in July 2023.
Figure 1: Difficulties in recruiting employees had been experienced by an estimated 41.6% of applicable businesses. The highest rates of recruitment difficulties were reported by businesses in the Construction (46.6%) and Accommodation & Food Services (46.3%) industry sectors.
Estimated share of businesses by whether they experienced recruitment difficulties. Applicable businesses not permanently stopped trading - with 10+ employees and a presence in Scotland. Wave 89 - July 2023.
Source: BICS Weighted Scotland Estimates - Wave 89 from the Scottish Government. For Figure 1 data see table 2 in ‘RecruitDifficulties’.
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