Sunday, May 28, 2006

Unemployment in Scotland

Scotland on Sunday: Revealed: grim truth of Scots unemployment

THE true figure for unemployment in Scotland is 250,000 - almost three times the official number - according to a groundbreaking report. esearch conducted by one of Britain's leading authorities on the welfare state claims there are 160,000 "hidden unemployed" in Scotland, many of them forced on to sickness benefits through lack of work.

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1. Sirgoogle said...

This is what we have been saying for ages. The Govt keeps changing the meanings of categories whenever the numbers change against their predictions - take unemployment and inflation.

And this is only Scotland (and bad enough at just that) - what dark secrets are they also hiding in the figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland ??

Perhaps this will make the recent meteroic rise of house prices in Scotland look even more unpalatable and mean.

Sunday, May 28, 2006 04:08PM Report Comment
 

2. The Bald Man said...

Spin has sustained this government in office. If a number looks bad change the method of calculation (e.g. government borrowing). What does the public need to realise how fundamentally flawed the economic management of this country is?

Monday, May 29, 2006 11:52AM Report Comment
 

3. Northernlad said...

it's all bull! A government that lies and fabricates!

Monday, May 29, 2006 01:08PM Report Comment
 

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