Unemployment Up Again In Scotland

Unemployment in Scotland has increased again while falling across the UK as a whole, new figures have revealed.

The UK's jobless total fell by 49,000 between July and September to 2.51 million, official figures showed. 

But in Scotland the number of people who are unemployed - which includes those out of work and not eligible for benefits - increased by 4,000 to 218,000 over the same period. 

The unemployment rate north of the border remains above that for the UK as a whole, standing at 8.1% compared to 7.8%.

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