Job slowdown in Scotland_2

However, report reveals salaries continue to increase

There has been a slowdown in the rate of jobs growth in Scotland, according to the Bank of Scotland labour market report.

The Bank of Scotland labour market barometer in September slipped to the lowest level for eight months. But Scotland's unemployment stood at 88,200, or 3.3 %, in August, down 400 on the previous month.

Scottish recruitment agencies reported a 40th consecutive monthly increase in demand for permanent staff, but the growth rate was the smallest in nine months.

Edinburgh saw the strongest rise in permanent placements, while temp billings were highest in Glasgow.

Permanent salaries rose for the 39th consecutive month. Temporary staff wages also increased, underpinned by firm demand for short-term workers.

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