Midlothian jobs market latest

The number of Universal Credit claimants in Midlothian rose very slightly last month, while the number of new jobs continues to grow as Covid rules lift.

By Kevin Quinn
Friday, 17th September 2021, 1:00 pm
Dalkeith Job Centre.
Dalkeith Job Centre.

The latest figures show there were 8,459 claimants in August, up 37 (0.4 per cent) from the previous month.

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However, there are plenty of vacancies, especially in the key industries such as care, hospitality, logistics and in the production of food.

Midlothian job centres are currently promoting new local job opportunities including at the recently opened St James Quarter and visitor attraction Johnny Walker Experience in Edinburgh. And Jobcentre Plus will be closing its hospitality campaign with an event in the Marriott hotel on October 5 where employers across this sector are recruiting.