Long-term Unemployment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 11th March 2013.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 2:30 pm, 11th March 2013

Long-term unemployment fell by 15,000 last month. Our main initiative to help get people who are long-term unemployed into work is the Work programme. In the period to September 2012, 200,000 people found work as a consequence of the Work programme.