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Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary November 2022

This publication presents statistics for Fair Start Scotland (FSS) from April 2018 to September 2022 and experimental statistics on the No One Left Behind strategic approach to employability delivery, reporting on those receiving support from April 2019 to June 2022.

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Main Points

Main Points Figure: Number of Fair Start Scotland referrals and starts by quarter, from April 2018 to September 2022
Referrals to FSS decreased 7% from last quarter and for starts there was an 11% decrease
  • There were 4,316 referrals to Fair Start Scotland (FSS) in the most recent quarter (July – September 2022). This is 7% lower than the previous quarter and 11% lower than the same quarter in 2021. There were 2,850 starts on FSS in the most recent quarter, 11% lower than the previous quarter and 12% lower than the same quarter in 2021.
  • Overall, there have been 76,576 referrals and 51,076 starts to FSS since its launch in April 2018. The number of starts includes 3,463 re-joins to the service, re-joining FSS has been possible since April 2021.
  • There were 1,134 job starts this quarter, 1% lower than the previous quarter and 12% lower than the same quarter in 2021. Overall, there has been 17,669 job starts since FSS launched.
  • For those where enough time has passed in both pre-employment support and to measure job outcomes; 37% started a job, 27% have sustained employment for 3 months, 22% have sustained employment for 6 months and 17% have sustained for 12 months.
  • Experimental statistics for No One Left Behind show a total of 24,907 people started receiving support from April 2019 to June 2022. The number of people starting support has increased each year; 2,767 in year 1, 4,849 in year 2 and 14,070 in year 3.

Contact

Email: employabilitydata@gov.scot

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