Fife is home to 370,300 people. It makes a significant contribution to the Scottish economy with an annual business turnover of £13,625 million. As well as supporting over 9,700 businesses and around 150,000 jobs.

Fife Council publishes the following information about Fife’s economy and labour market on behalf of the Partnership.

To access a range of socio-economic, health and wellbeing information and statistics about Fife visit the KnowFife Dataset.


Economic Updates

These provide figures on Fife’s workforce development and employment and unemployment rates.


Fife’s Business Base 

The 2017 Business Base Report  provides an overview of the type and performance of businesses that are operating in Fife. It contains information about the different industrial sectors in Fife, their size, people employed and their productivity rates.


Profiles of Fife’s Sectors 


Fife Council’s Annual Economic Activity Report 

The 2016/17 Economic Activity Report  summarises the business and employability activity carried out by Fife Council’s Economy, Planning and Employability Services.

Visit the Office of National Statistics for more information on the labour market in Fife and other parts of the UK.