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  • Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary published

    Created: 27/09/2022, Updated: 30/09/2022

    The latest statistics on Scotland's Devolved Employment Services were published on 31 August 2022 and demonstrate the continued impact of devolved employability provision in Scotland in supporting people of all ages who want help and support on their journey towards and into work.

    • There were 48,223 starts on Fair Start Scotland (FSS) from its launch in April 2018 up to June 2022. The number of starts includes 3,017 people who have previously received support on FSS - re-joining has been possible since April 2021.
    • There has been a total of 16,485 job starts.
    • 72% of job starts went on to sustain employment for 3 months, 80% of job starts who sustained employment for 3 months went on to reach 6 months, and 77% of those who sustained employment for 6 months went on to reach at least 12 months.
    • Experimental statistics for No One Left Behind show a total of 21,936 people have started receiving support in the three year period from April 2019 to March 2022.

    The full publication can be found here:

    Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary - (

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