Responding to the latest unemployment figures, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Carolyn Caddick said:
“The Scottish economy faces challenges from Brexit, high inflation and skills shortages. There is no room for the Scottish Government to start celebrating as these figures show. The SNP are presiding over an erratic economy. The brush with recession earlier in the year has now been replaced by marginal growth and unemployment on the rise.
“The only clear and positive route out of this is a transformational investment in education and skills. Scottish Liberal Democrats will continue to champion this because it will establish a high-wage, high-skill economy.”