This report is the eighth in a series designed to provide statistical information on the performance of the Work Programme.  It has been produced by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the sector body for those organisations delivering or with an interest in employment support services. More information on the employment support and ERSA can be found at All enquiries should be directed to / 020 3757 9415.

Key points include:

• 639,000 individual jobseekers have now entered employment via the Work Programme from its inception in June 2011 to end September 2014.

• Over 160,000 young people have now found at least one job on the Work Programme, up from 151,000 three months before. 

• Overall, 32,319 jobseekers on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) have now gained work though the programme.