Commenting on the news that unemployment in Scotland fell by 26,000 in the three months to June 2016, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“This latest fall in unemployment and rise in employment spell good news for the Scottish economy. Our research amongst businesses suggests that they are continuing to invest in their staff even at a time when their overall levels of investment have slowed down.
“Clearly, these unemployment figures relate to a period prior to the EU referendum vote, and the outlook and pressures on businesses have changed since then. If businesses are to maintain the confidence to invest and recruit, then it is vital that the Scottish and UK Governments continue to use every power at their disposal to support businesses at this crucial time.”