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Scottish Secretary responds to January Labour Market Statistics

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  • 18 January, 2022 23:43:57

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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.

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