The Scotsman cartoon: Scotland’s employment rate

The number of Scots in work has increased by 75,000 over the last year, figures have revealed.

The Scotsman cartoon 14/11/13

The employment rate in Scotland has now risen for 10 months in a row, with 72.8 per cent of the population in work, compared to 71.8 per cent in the UK as a whole.

But the figures also revealed there had been a small increase in unemployment.

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