Unemployment in Scotland rises ‘slightly’ on latest figures

Unemployment in Scotland has risen to 4.6% in the three months to July.

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show a slight rise on the previous set of figures.

There were 128,000 people aged over 16 who were unemployed in Scotland between May and July, up from 124,000 in April to June. Employment rates sit up slightly for the quarter at 74.3%.

Across the UK, the rate of unemployment measures 4.1%, a rise on the 3.9% recorded in the previous three months.

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