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New Deal, Figures to November 2009/August 2009
- Between January 1998 and November 2009 there were 120,300 starts in total, with 2,600 of these still participating at the end of August 2009, of whom 1,100 were on an option.
- Between January 1998 and August 2009, 57,000 young people have secured jobs, whilst on, or when leaving, any stage of the New Deal process. This includes 48,500 people (85 per cent) who have entered sustained jobs(1).
- There have been 19,500 starts for disabled people on the programme which resulted in 6,800 disabled people gaining sustained jobs(1). There have been 3,100 starts to the programme for young people from an ethnic minority, which have resulted in 1,100 people from ethnic minorities gaining sustained jobs(1).
New Deal 25plus (aged 25 years plus)
- Between July 1998 and November 2009, there were 53,000 starts on either the original or enhanced programme(2). Of these, 700 were still participating at the end of August 2009.
- Between July 1998 and August 2009, 17,400 people aged 25 plus have secured jobs, whilst on, or when leaving, any stage of the New Deal process. This includes 14,500 people (83 per cent) who have entered sustained jobs(1).
- There have been 17,200 starts for disabled people on either the original or enhanced programme(2) which resulted in 4,700 disabled people gaining sustained jobs(1). There have been 1,900 starts for people from an ethnic minority to either the original or enhanced programme(2) which resulted in 500 people from ethnic minorities gaining sustained jobs(1).
New Deal for Lone Parents
- Between October 1998 and November 2009, there were 104,900 starts in total.
- Between October 1998 and August 2009, 42,300 lone parents had gained a job since their initial interview. This includes 24,700 people (58 per cent) who have entered sustained jobs(1).
- There were 7,200 starts for disabled people on the programme which resulted in 1,700 disabled people gaining sustained jobs(1). There have been 1,900 starts for lone parents from an ethnic minority on the programme which resulted in 400 people from ethnic minorities gaining sustained jobs(1).
(1) A job from which the participant does not return to New Deal within 13 weeks. This includes jobs in which participants have been employed for less than 13 weeks, but have not yet returned to New Deal.
(2) From April 2001, New Deal 25plus was extended so that those aged 25plus became eligible for the programme once they had been claiming Job Seekers Allowance for 18 out of the last 21 months. The programme was also enhanced to provide clients with access to a greater and more tailored range of support and provision.
The data used here are obtained using the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study. More detailed statistics on New Deal in Wales can be obtained from the website of the epartment of Works and Pensions (DWP).
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12 May 2010