SCC comment on Scottish unemployment figures
Published 16 Sep 2015Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment levels remained stable in the three months to July, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“This is a crucial time for the Scottish economy. We have seen consistent economic growth over a period of almost three years and we continue to have low interest rates, low inflation and relatively low levels of unemployment. The solution to getting unemployment back on a downward path will be to ensure that the demand for skills from businesses is matched by the supply of skills in the labour market. Achieving this will require a wide variety of positive actions from a range of skills providers such as our educational institutions and employers themselves, as well as governments north and south of the border.
“In particular, we must focus on the provision of appropriate skills for young people to enter tomorrow’s jobs market, the capacity for existing workers and the unemployed to upskill and the need to ensure that opportunities exist for everyone, including people with disabilities, to put their skills to use through employment.”