Unemployment is at historically low levels but there are still many who struggle to find and keep a job. We want to do as much as we can to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from work.


We are:

We are also:

And we have developed a severe weather charter to help ensure that workers are treated fairly during extreme weather conditions.


We carried out a consultation in 2015 to inform the development of Scotland's employability services.

We published our response: Creating a Fairer Scotland: A New Future for Employability Support in Scotland, in March 2016. This set out the key principles and values that will underpin devolved employability services.

Labour market statistics can be found on the gov.scot website.

Archived content

Employment support information before January 2018 can be found on the gov.scot archive.

Bills and legislation

The Scotland Act (2016) transferred new powers to Scotland to provide employment support for disabled people and those at risk of long term unemployment. The changes took effect in April 2017.


Email: Central Enquiries Unit ceu@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Social media:

Twitter: @EmployinScot