Scottish Cities

Employment rates for selected Scottish cities and Scotland, April 2016-March 2017

Employment - Scottish Cities (2018)

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In 2016/17, 67.4% of working age Glaswegians were employed.  Glasgow's employment rate is around 6% lower than the Scottish average.

Notes

The Annual Population Survey (APS) combines results from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the English, Welsh and Scottish Labour Force Survey boosts.  It is the primary source for information on local labour markets, providing headline estimates on employment, unemployment and economic activity and is the largest annual household survey in Scotland.

The LFS definition of employment is anyone (aged 16 or over) who does at least one hour’s paid work in the week prior to their LFS interview, or has a job that they are temporarily away from (e.g. on holiday). Also included are people who do unpaid work in a family business and people on government supported employment training schemes, in line with ILO definitions.

The headline employment rate is the proportion of the working-age population who are in employment. The working-age population comprises men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59 and therefore takes account of the school leaving age but does not align completely with the state pension age which is in the process of change and rising.

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