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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 general population.

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

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