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Scotland's Devolved Employment Services, Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, 2017, Quarters 1 and 2

Scotland's Devolved Employment Services, Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, 2017, Quarters 1 and 2

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514880

This experimental statistics release is the first in a new series about Scotland’s devolved employment services. The first edition publishes statistics for the first six months of Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, which both launched in April 2017. Information on those referred to the services (‘referrals’) and subsequently joining the services (‘starts’) is presented.

Executive Summary

Overall, a total of 3,633 people joined Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, as a result of 5,828 referrals made to the services during the period 3 April to 29 September 2017.

3,459 of these people had a recorded start date on the services which fell within the same time period, 3 April to 29 September 2017.

A total of 2,901 people joined Work First Scotland, as a result of 4,433 referrals made to the service during the period 3 April to 29 September 2017. This means 65% of those referred subsequently chose to participate.

2,760 of these people had a recorded start date on the service which fell within the same time period, 3 April to 29 September 2017.

A total of 732 people joined Work Able Scotland, as a result of 1,395 referrals made to the service during the period 3 April to 29 September 2017. This means 52% of those referred subsequently chose to participate.

699 of these people had a recorded start date on the service which fell within the same time period, 3 April to 29 September 2017.