Annual Population Survey in Scotland 2007: A Compendium of Labour Market Statistics

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ILO Unemployment rates

Table 29: ILO Unemployment rates (aged 16 or over)

Geography
(Residence Based)

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

Apr 2006 - Mar 2007

Jul 2006 - Jun 2007

Oct 2006 - Sep 2007

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Scotland

5.2%

5.2%

5.0%

5.0%

4.7%

Local Authority Area

Aberdeen City

4.1%

4.3%

3.7%

4.3%

4.3%

Aberdeenshire

3.3%

2.9%

2.5%

2.4%

*

Angus

5.0%

5.7%

5.0%

5.5%

5.3%

Argyll & Bute

2.8%

3.6%

3.5%

4.1%

4.3%

Clackmannanshire

6.2%

5.6%

7.3%

8.2%

6.7%

Dumfries & Galloway

3.8%

4.2%

3.8%

4.3%

4.0%

Dundee City

6.4%

6.6%

7.3%

7.4%

6.8%

East Ayrshire

6.4%

6.2%

6.7%

6.3%

6.8%

East Dunbartonshire

4.0%

3.5%

3.4%

2.5%

2.5%

East Lothian

3.0%

3.2%

3.9%

3.8%

3.3%

East Renfrewshire

3.5%

3.3%

3.5%

3.7%

4.4%

Edinburgh, City of

5.3%

5.5%

4.6%

4.7%

3.8%

Eilean Siar

*

*

*

*

*

Falkirk

5.9%

5.0%

4.7%

3.7%

4.1%

Fife

6.1%

6.9%

7.1%

6.7%

6.4%

Glasgow City

8.0%

8.4%

8.1%

7.8%

7.0%

Highland

2.8%

2.1%

1.9%

2.4%

2.3%

Inverclyde

6.8%

7.7%

8.8%

9.0%

8.5%

Midlothian

5.6%

5.4%

5.5%

3.8%

4.8%

Moray

3.6%

3.8%

3.6%

3.5%

2.7%

North Ayrshire

8.7%

8.2%

7.0%

6.1%

6.2%

North Lanarkshire

6.0%

5.6%

5.4%

5.6%

5.4%

Orkney Islands

*

*

*

*

*

Perth & Kinross

3.8%

3.8%

3.4%

3.2%

3.6%

Renfrewshire

4.2%

4.2%

3.9%

4.8%

5.1%

Scottish Borders

3.7%

4.1%

4.2%

3.9%

2.8%

Shetland Islands

*

*

*

*

*

South Ayrshire

5.7%

4.7%

4.4%

4.7%

4.8%

South Lanarkshire

4.5%

4.3%

3.8%

3.9%

3.1%

Stirling

4.7%

4.0%

4.7%

5.1%

4.7%

West Dunbartonshire

6.5%

6.3%

5.5%

6.4%

6.5%

West Lothian

5.1%

5.5%

5.1%

5.4%

5.2%

Deprivation

15% Most Deprived Areas

13.8%

13.7%

13.1%

12.8%

11.4%

Rest of Scotland

4.1%

4.2%

4.0%

4.0%

3.9%

Urban/Rural Classification (6 fold)

Large Urban Areas

6.1%

6.1%

5.8%

5.8%

5.4%

Other Urban Areas

5.9%

5.9%

5.7%

5.6%

5.2%

Accessible Small Towns

4.8%

5.1%

4.8%

5.0%

4.9%

Remote Small Towns

3.7%

3.9%

3.5%

3.8%

3.5%

Accessible Rural

3.1%

3.0%

3.0%

2.8%

2.9%

Remote Rural

2.8%

2.5%

2.5%

2.6%

2.6%

Enterprise Region

Highlands & Islands

3.2%

3.0%

2.8%

3.1%

2.8%

Rest of Scotland

5.4%

5.5%

5.2%

5.2%

4.9%

* - Estimate is below reliability threshold (See Annex A for more details).
Notes:
1. The denominator for the unemployment rate is economic activity (employed plus unemployed).
2. ONS have produced a new modelling methodology to produce estimates of unemployment level and rate on the International Labour Organisation ( ILO) definition for local authority areas. These modelled estimates are the preferred source of unemployment for local authority areas, more details of this can be found in Annex B.