This publication includes data collected by ERSA on the number of Job Starts achieved by participants on Work Programme between June 2011 and the end of September 2012. It is also includes an estimation of the costs per Job Start to date relative to predecessor programmes.
Key findings include:
A total of 207,883 jobseekers have found employment through the Work Programme since its launch in June 2011 through to the end of September 2012;
29 of every 100 people who started the Work Programme in June 2011 have been supported into a job within 16 months;
The Work Programme is now helping over 20,000 jobseekers into employment every single month, an improvement from 10,000 a month in spring 2012. This indicates perfromance building in the pipeline; and
Later cohorts are performing better than earlier cohorts.
The Work Programme is proving better value to the taxpayer than any comparable welfare to work programme in the last 20 years, with an average ‘cost-per-job’ of £2,097.