News Desk: As new ONS employment figures show Scotland's labour market strengthening, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack says the UK Government's Plan for Jobs is working.
Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said:
These figures show the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs is working for Scotland, with payrolled employees increasing at a greater monthly percentage than anywhere else in the UK, and remaining above pre-pandemic levels.
Continuing to tackle the pandemic, driving our recovery and getting even more people back into work continue to be our top priorities. Our job support schemes - including Kickstart and targeted support through our jobcentre network - are helping people up and down the country find jobs and progress in work.
Our record £41 billion a year funding for the Scottish Government will also support business growth and job creation as we level up across the whole UK.