Breakdown on unemployment rate by region: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

The most recent data regarding the number of people aged 16+ who have never worked in Scotland, removing full time students from this number and also a breakdown of this data by region across Scotland. You asked that we provide the most up-to-date information we have for this state which year and month the data refers to.


  1. I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in the table below.
  2. We ask that you note the estimates provided in the attached table (Annex A) show the number of people aged 16 to 64 who have never worked by full-time education status and Scottish regions rather than those aged 16 and over to align with estimates produced by the Office for National Statistics; the owners of the data.

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Annex A - Data February 2023 - 202300338692


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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