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FEMALE UNEMPLOYMENT LEVELS IN SCOTLAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 161: tabled on 18 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the news that Scotland has one of the lowest levels of female unemployment in the developed world; understands that the latest comparison figures on female unemployment compiled by the Scottish Parliamentary Information Centre shows that Scotland has the fourth lowest female unemployment level comparing 34 other countries in the developed world; notes that the figures show that among the OECD countries only Norway, Japan and Korea had a lower rate of female unemployment in the fourth quarter of 2014 than the Scottish rate of 4.1 per cent; further understands that a comparison with figures from 1999 when the Scottish Parliament was reconvened show that the powers of devolution have been beneficial to Scotland with a drop in female unemployment of 30 per cent; further notes that these figures follow news last week that Scotland has the lowest female unemployment rate of any country in the EU; and believes that with full fiscal autonomy the Scottish Parliament will go even further to deliver real equality in the workplace, by delivering radical progress on issues like childcare, which will improve Scotland's economic performance.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Aberdeen North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Edinburgh South West
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Glasgow South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
East Renfrewshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
Gordon
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2015
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.