Last updated
22 Nov 2021

In the last seven days, were you waiting to start a job already accepted?

How do I answer this question?

Select ‘Yes’ if, during the week of 13 March 2022 to 20 March 2022, you were waiting to start a job that you have been offered and:

  • have already accepted


  • intend to accept

If the job is voluntary or unpaid then answer ‘No’.

I am retired. Do I need to answer this question?

Yes, it is important for retired people to answer the questions about qualifications and work. This is so we can gather information about education and employment for everyone living in Scotland.

Many people continue working or studying beyond traditional retirement ages. This means there is more demand for this information to help design services.

Why is this question asked?

This question collects information on the reasons why people are not in employment. The information helps central and local government to understand the labour market and to inform housing, transport and employment policies.

Who should answer this question?

This question should be answered for everybody aged 16 or over who is not currently in paid work.

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