The jobseeker support regime delivered by Jobcentre Plus has been very successful and the New Deal programme has helped more than 2.2 million people into work since it was introduced in 1998.
The introduction of the Flexible New Deal will support the Government's aim of helping more people secure sustained employment through tailored, flexible help and support, particularly for those people who experience repeated cycles of unemployment. The Flexible New Deal will be available in most areas of the country by October 2010.
The following table sets out the numbers of people who have moved from the New Deal for Young People, the New Deal 25 Plus, the New Deal for Partners and New Deal for Lone Parents immediately into work. The latest data held are up to August 2009.
|Numbers of people leaving New Deals for employment 1997 to August 2009: Chesterfield Westminster parliamentary constituency|
|Total||Employment||Employment and benefits||Other|
|New Deal For Young People||4,930||1,940||160||2,830|
|New Deal 25+||2,620||750||60||1,810|
|New Deal For Partners(1)||40||10||10||20|
|New Deal For Lone Parents||2,440||1,030||210||1,190|
|(1) The measure used for New Deal for Partners is Leavers (Individuals) as spells are not available in these cases. |
Definitions and Conventions:
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Westminster parliamentary constituency (post May 2005) is allocated using the ONS Postcode Directory and customer's postcode.
3. Other includes: Benefits-Income Support, Benefits-Incapacity Benefit/ESA, Benefits-Other/Unknown benefits, Other known, and Off Benefits/Unknown-"Other" categories include people who may have found a job, but have not notified Jobcentre Plus.
4. Information for leavers on New Deal for Disabled People and New Deal for 50+ is not available.
5. We do not require people leaving the New Deal programmes to record exactly where they leave to.
Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate Published