Demand falls in Scottish labour market
20 September 2010
Latest data from the Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs has indicated that conditions in the Scottish labour market remained challenging in August. The number of workers placed in permanent job roles fell for the second successive month, whilst growth of temp billings weakened to the lowest level since September 2009. This was due to weaker trends in demand for workers for both long- and short-term jobs. Subsequently, increased candidate availability reduced average remuneration rates in August.