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CBI Scotland responds to latest labour productivity figures for Scotland.

CBI Scotland has responded to the latest labour productivity figures published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

CBI Scotland Director, Tracy Black said:

“Weak productivity growth has been a major challenge for the Scottish economy since the financial crisis, and these figures, showing that real output per hour worked was flat in the latter half of 2018, hardly fill us with optimism that things are on the up.

“Addressing weak productivity is a complex challenge, but it’s one we cannot lose sight of. That means continuing to focus on productivity enhancing measures, such as investing in innovation, boosting exports, improving connectivity and better calibrating the education and skills system to the needs of modern businesses.”

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