Scottish Cities

Underemployment rate in selected Scottish cities and Scotland, 2004-2016

Underemployment - Scottish Cities (2018)

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The rate of underemployment increased in Scotland from 2008 to 2012 as a result of the financial crisis, peaking at 10% of the working population in 2012.  The Glasgow rate declined again to 9% in 2016, which is above the Scottish average rate.  In 2016, the lowest rate was in Edinburgh and the highest was in Dundee.

Notes

Underemployment includes all employed persons aged 16 and over who were willing to work additional hours, meaning that they:

  • wanted another job in addition to their current job(s), or
  • wanted another job with more hours instead of their current job(s), or
  • wanted to increase the total number of hours worked in their current job(s).

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