Welfare to work targets missed

Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:34
Posted by Scott Buckler

Government figures assessing the success of its welfare-to-work programme show the main target has been missed

Firms and charities are paid to help find jobs for the long-term unemployed in the hope of helping 2.4m people.But official figures showed only 3.53% of people found a job for six months or more - missing the 5.5% target.

The figures, which cover the 13 months from June 2011 to July 2012, showed that of the 878,000 people who joined the programme, only 31,000 found a job for 6 months or more.


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