Employment

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th October 2002.

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Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Question S1W-30220

To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many people were and (b) what percentage of the labour market was working in each month of each year since 1996.

Photo of Iain Gray Iain Gray Labour

The most appropriate source of labour market and employment data is the Labour Force Survey, which is reported to the Scottish Executive quarterly not monthly.

The quarterly Labour Force Survey data from 1996 to present provide the following estimates for (a) the number of working aged people working in Scotland and (b) the percentage of working aged people working in the Scottish labour market:

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Labour Force Survey Quarter

(a) Number of Working Age People (000)

(b) Percentage of Labour Market in Work

December 1995 to February 1996

2,209

91.0%

March to May 1996

2,207

91.2%

June to August 1996

2,241

91.2%

September to November 1996

2,209

91.1%

December 1996 to February 1997

2,211

91.1%

March to May 1997

2,219

91.4%

June to August 1997

2,242

91.1%

September to November 1997

2,253

92.4%

December 1997 to February 1998

2,262

92.5%

March to May 1998

2,256

92.5%

June to August 1998

2,273

92.2%

September to November 1998

2,279

92.2%

December 1998 to February 1999

2,249

92.6%

March to May 1999

2,238

92.4%

June to August 1999

2,272

92.5%

September to November 1999

2,272

92.9%

December 1999 to February 2000

2,270

92.5%

March to May 2000

2,273

92.3%

June to August 2000

2,335

93.1%

September to November 2000

2,345

93.8%

December 2000 to February 2001

2,329

94.0%

March to May 2001

2,323

94.1%

June to August 2001

2,335

92.8%

September to November 2001

2,334

93.4%

December 2001 to February 2002

2,301

93.4%

March to May 2002

2,318

93.2%

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