Unemployment has fallen substantially both in Scotland and the UK, despite the SNP “spreading doom” on the impact of Brexit.
New figures have revealed the number of people looking for a job north of the border has fallen by 14,000, while wages are also on the rise.
It means the unemployment rate fell to just 3.9 per cent for the period between June and August this year.
The UK-wide unemployment rate also fell considerably, and now stands at only four per cent.
The Office for National Statistics said pay rose by 3.1 per cent in the last quarter, outstripping the inflation level of 2.5 per cent.
The improved position comes despite the SNP relentlessly warning about the consequences of leaving the European Union.
Only yesterday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke in London to speculate about the impact, and reiterated her desire to reverse the June 2016 vote.
However, the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Economy Dean Lockhart MSP has now told the SNP government to stop the scare-mongering, and start examining the opportunities which will be presented once the Brexit process is complete.
Dean Lockhart MSP said:
“For all the Brexit-related scaremongering from the SNP, it appears the economy both in Scotland and the rest of the UK is performing well.
“This is in the face of an SNP government which is refusing to examine the opportunities of Brexit, and using it only to spread doom and rabble-rouse for independence.
“These figures do fluctuate, but this encouraging news at least suggests there could well be a good future for Scotland’s economy once we’ve left the European Union.”