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Employment in Scotland went up in 2010's fourth quarter

Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers looking for graduate opportunities may wish to move to Scotland, as employment in the country went up in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

A new ONS report reveals that in Q4 2010 there were 2,487,000 people in employment in Scotland, this displays an increase of 0.5 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, when 2,474,000 people were in employment.

However, it was the private sector that drove this expansion, as the number of people employed by the public sector went down by 29 per cent, from 595,800 to 577,800.

The report - called Public Sector Employment in Scotland: Statistics for Fourth Quarter 2010 - also revealed that numbers of people employed by the devolved civil service went up by nearly one per cent.

Talent Scotland has recently revealed that 68 per cent of people would consider moving to the country for their job.

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