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Comments on December Employment Report

The headline jobs number at 145 thousand for December was below consensus expectations of 160 thousand, and the previous two months were revised down 14 thousand, combined. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5%. Earlier: December Employment Report: 145,000 Jobs Added, 3.5% Unemployment Rate In December, the year-over-year employment change was 2.108 million jobs including […]

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Labour’s federal plan for Scotland is very bad news for anyone with an interest in a prosperous Scotland

The Guardian has reported that: Scottish Labour is considering backing a second independence referendum in a dramatic reversal of policy by the party leader, Richard Leonard. Party sources have told the Guardian that Leonard will raise that possibility at Labour’s Scottish executive committee on Saturday, where it could also discuss demands for it to split formally from […]