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4% Females Jobless in Scotland

4% Females Jobless in Scotland4% Females Jobless in Scotland

Scotland had the lowest rate of female unemployment of any country in Europe in the final three months of last year, according to new figures, country’s Press Association reported. The rate of unemployed women north of the border between October and December 2014 stood at 4%, the Eurostat figures showed. This was just ahead of Germany (4.5%), with the wider UK rate of 5.3% ranked alongside Austria and Malta in third place. Scotland also had the second highest female employment rate at 71.3%, with only Sweden higher at 72.6%. In Scotland, the gap between male and female employment is also near a record low.