Scots jobless total falls, while rising UK-wide

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen by almost 12,000 - while rising elsewhere around the UK, official figures show.

Unemployment in Scotland has fallen by 12,000

The number of Scots out of work fell to 103,000 among over 16's, although the number of people in work was also down by 6,000 to 2.64 million.

It means Scotlad's uenployment rate of 3.8% is now below the 4.1% UK-wide rate, the figures for July to September show.

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