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Rennie welcomes fall in unemployment

December 17, 2014 11:38 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that Scottish Liberal Democrat will urge the SNP to keep their eye on the ball and do what they can to boost jobs and growth.

Figures published today showed that whilst the number of those in work has fallen slightly, the rate of unemployment has fallen further to 5.6 percent.

Mr Rennie said:

"These latest jobs figures show that we need to keep a constant watch on employment levels. But the continuing decline in the rate of unemployment must be welcomed. At 5.6 percent we must continue our efforts to build a stronger economy so that we can have a fairer society which gives more people the chance they need to get on in life.

"With lower taxes, higher pensions, new jobs and more childcare, Liberal Democrats in the UK government are creating the right conditions for stable and lasting economic growth.

"This is not the time for the SNP to seek to re-run the independence referendum they just lost. Scottish Liberal Democrats will challenge the SNP to keep their eye on the ball and boost efforts to create jobs and growth."