Scotland's devolved employment services: statistical summary
Up to 29 March 2019:
- Of those referred (17,616), 58% of people chose to join Fair Start Scotland (FSS). In total, 10,063 people joined FSS in the first year.
- The first quarter of 2019 saw an increase both in referrals (46%) and starts (48%), compared to the last quarter of 2018.
- 2,013 participants started a job after joining FSS. 898 of those who started a job had sustained employment for at least 13 weeks and 418 had sustained employment for at least 26 weeks.
- Almost two-thirds (64%) of FSS participants reported having a long-term health condition.
- 930 people enrolled in the Health & Work Support pilot since it was launched in late June 2018. The most common health conditions reported by participants were musculoskeletal (62%).