October 8, 2014 11:01 pm Published by

The latest Government Work Programme statistics show that:


  • 1.6 million people have joined the Work Programme so far.
  • 331,000 people on the programme have been in work for six months (or three months for the hardest to help groups).
  • Those who reach a job outcome within the first year of the programme, spend on average 11 months of the next year in work.
  • 1 in 5 of the most recent 18 to 24 year old JSA participants to complete a year had at last six months in work, 1 in 6 for those aged 25 and over and other JSA groups.
  • Just below 1 in 10 of the most recent ESA new claimants (excluding 12 month prognosis claimants) to complete a year on the scheme had at least 3 months in work.

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