Jobcentre Plus: Chelmsford

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Conservative, Chelmsford

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) adults and (b) young people have been helped to find employment by Chelmsford Jobcentre Plus in each of the last three years.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Every claimant is supported by their local jobcentre to find work. In the last three years the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance in Chelmsford has fallen by over 600, or 19%. A breakdown of the figures is shown in the table.

Number of JSA claimants in Chelmsford
As at November each year Aged 18 to 24 Aged 25+
2010 935 2,410
2011 1,035 2,530
2012 995 2,445
2013 780 1,945

Claimants are not required to tell us their reason for leaving JSA so it is not possible to say exactly how many move into employment each year. The 2011 Destinations Survey showed that, nationally, 68% move into work.

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