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About 1,000 young people leave care in Scotland every year. This
amounts to around 9,000 individuals aged between 16 and 25.
Carers make a substantial but often unseen contribution to
Scottish society and the economy.
The 2011 census figures show that 523,000 (or 15% of) working
age people in Scotland have a long-term activity-limiting health
problem or disability.
Whilst there are variations within the group, ethnic minorities
overall have lower employment and higher inactivity rates than the
Homeless people often face multiple barriers that hold them back
from moving towards and into employment.
It is estimated that only 25% of Scotlands 26,000 adults
with learning disabilities are in employment or training.
Lone parent families make up 52% of families living in the
poorest 10% of areas in Scotland.
Individuals with mental health problems can often find it
difficult to obtain and sustain paid employment.
Moving from the justice system into quality, sustained
employment can be a profound challenge for many...
Scotland's population is ageing and the proportion of older
people in the workforce is increasing.
While substance misuse affects the whole of Scotland, it
particularly affects people living in deprived areas.
In 2009, research estimated that 15% of
Scotlands 189,000 working age veterans were unemployed.
Working women contribute significantly to the Scottish economy
but they can face particular challenges. For more information and
the work of the Strategic Group on Women and Work (SGWW).
Around 33,000 16 to 19 year olds in Scotland were not in
employment, education or training in 2012, representing 13% of the
population within that age bracket