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Published by Industry Department for Scotland in [Edinburgh] .
Written in English

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StatementJ.H.L. Dewhurst, C.M. Lythe and J.C. Peterson.
SeriesESU research papers -- no.10
ContributionsLythe, C. M., Peterson, J. C., Great Britain. Industry Department for Scotland.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 82p. :
Number of Pages82
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13900572M

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Examines the long-term trends in UK employment and provides the historical and legislative context behind some of the trends. Includes analysis by various components, such as industrial sector, sex, full-time and part-time employment, private and public sector employment, as well as employee and self-employed. and services sector employment.   The overall rate of private sector growth in Scotland was broadly in line with that recorded for the UK as a whole. Manufacturers and service providers both expanded employment . In , the engineering and construction industry saw overall market growth despite cost pressures, labor shortages, and trends toward fixed-bid projects. We originally forecasted this trend would persist into , but the COVID pandemic caused a shift in project timelines and a drop in the sectors’ labor and : Michelle Meisels. Human health activities accounts for some 74% of output and was the primary driver of growth in the sector, with a contribution of percentage points making it the second-best-performing industry across the services sector over the decade. Figure 4 shows the impact of removing these industries from the services sector.

Latest GDP trends. In the last year, the Scottish economy grew by %, with growth in the fourth quarter of of %. Over , output in the Scottish service sector grew by %, compared with a % decrease in production and a % rise in construction. Over the period Scotland’s service sector has average annual growth of %, compared to growth of % in production and % in construction. Over the same period the UK’s service sector has average annual growth of %, compared to growth of . Section 3 provides disaggregated analysis on trends within manufacturing. Employment in all sectors has fallen dramatically between and , having decreased by 58%, 64%, 65% and 55% in low-tech, medium high-tech, medium low-tech and high-tech manufacturing respectively. In terms of output.   Scotland’s manufacturing sector is diverse and has particular strengths in areas such as food and drink, aerospace, space, and subsea engineering. The size of the sector is relatively small in comparison to similar economies, although this is proportionally due to the very large financial service sector in Scotland.

In there were , private sector enterprises in Scotland. , were small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) providing million jobs. The two largest sectors were professional, scientific and technical activities (48, enterprises) and construction (47, enterprises), together accounting for % of all private sector. Published on 24th July , the latest Supply, Use, Input-Output Tables and Multipliers for Scotland relate to to They are consistent with the European System of Accounts (ESA) and are available in the downloads section of this site. Where possible the tables are also consistent with UK Blue Book based Supply and Use Tables and Regional Accounts estimates.   In , agriculture contributed around percent to the United Kingdom’s GDP, percent came from the manufacturing industry, and percent from the services sector.   High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: October Growth Sector Statistics - Employment. The growth sector statistics provide economic statistics for the six private sector dominated growth sectors as identified in the Scotland's Economic Strategy (SES) Food & Drink (including agriculture & fisheries).