Responding to the news that unemployment has risen by 5,000 in the last quarter in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Carolyn Caddick said:
“These numbers are unbelievably discouraging. A jump of 5,000 in the number of people seeking work is monumental.
“The Scottish Government has let the economy stagnate for far too long. What we desperately need is investment in education and people’s wellbeing so we can make progress towards a high-skill, high-wage economy.