OVER A QUARTER OF JOBS IN SCOTLAND SAFEGUARDED BY UK

Over a quarter of jobs in Scotland have been safeguarded by the Treasury’s economic bailout, demonstrating the strength of being part of the UK.

New official figures show that 27 per cent of workers have been furloughed across Scotland – 628,000 jobs in total.


The broad shoulders of the UK are helping every worker and business during these difficult times.

On top of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees, an additional 146,000 self-employed jobs have also been saved through a £425million support package.

These measures to save jobs in every part of Scotland are a direct result of being part of the United Kingdom.

  • In Glasgow, 74,400 jobs have been safeguarded by the UK.

  • In Edinburgh, 58,400 jobs have been safeguarded by the UK.

  • In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, 57,400 jobs have been safeguarded by the UK.

  • In North Lanarkshire, 41,800 jobs have been safeguarded by the UK.

  • In South Lanarkshire, 39,200 jobs have been safeguarded by the UK.

  • In Fife, 37,900 jobs have been safeguarded by the UK.

  • In the Highlands, 32,200 jobs have been safeguarded by the UK.

Find out how many jobs have been furloughed in your local region in the table below.

It recently emerged that UK spending in Scotland to help the fight against coronavirus has already topped £10 billion.

That includes money through the Barnett Formula as well as Scotland’s share of the Job Retention Scheme, self-employed income support scheme, business loans and other spending.

But there are tough economic times ahead, with a deep recession expected.

That’s why it’s so important that SNP politicians don’t seek to divide communities once again by pursuing the break-up of the UK.

The Scottish Government must remain fully focused on recovering from the coronavirus crisis, bringing people together and working in the interests of everyone in our country. Do you agree that rescuing our economy and protecting people’s jobs should be the government’s priority? If so, join our campaign. Sign-up here.

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