This report presents statistics for Scotland’s Devolved Employment Services including Fair Start Scotland and No One Left Behind. Statistics are presented to the most recent quarter of April to June 2023.
- There have been 104,763 starts on either Fair Start Scotland (FSS) or No One Left Behind since April 2018 up to June 2023. In the most recent quarter, April to June 2023, there were 6,412 starts. This was a 27% decrease on the previous quarter and an 11% decrease on the same quarter in the previous year.
- Official statistics in development for No One Left Behind show a total of 44,000 people started receiving support from April 2019 to June 2023. The number of people starting to receive support has increased each year from 2,749 in year 1 (2019/20) to 18,484 in year 4 (2022/23).
- In the most recent quarter, quarter 1 of year 5, 3,252 people started to receive support through No One Left Behind. This was a 37% decrease on the previous quarter and a 19% decrease on the same quarter in the previous year.
- Of the 44,000 people receiving support on No One Left Behind, 13,953 (32%) have entered employment, while a further 6,080 (14%) entered further or higher education or training.
- There have been 60,763 starts to FSS since April 2018, including 5,076 re-joins which has been possible since April 2021. There were 3,160 starts in the most recent quarter, 11% lower than the previous quarter and 1% lower than the same quarter in 2022.
- For FSS, there were 1,301 job starts this quarter, 13% higher than the previous quarter and 13% higher than the same quarter in 2022. Overall, there has been 21,351 job starts since FSS launched.
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