Motion S4M-15669: Increase in Scottish Employment

19 Feb 2016

That the Parliament welcomes the most recent Office for National Statistics figures, which find that employment in Scotland reached an all-time high between October and December 2015; notes that this is the second record-setting quarter in a row, with September to November previously being the highest on record; further notes the finding that there were 22,000 more Scots in employment, leading to an employment rate of 74.8%, which was above the UK average of 74.1%; considers that this is good news for the Scottish economy, however, believes that more work needs to be done to ensure that employers pay the living wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation.