To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made a recent estimate of the (a) unemployment and (b) youth unemployment rates in Coventry North East constituency; if she will make an assessment of the factors that contribute to those rates being higher than the UK average; and what steps her Department is taking to reduce unemployment in Coventry North East constituency.
Information relating to ILO Unemployment Levels and Rates for Coventry North East are available from ONS via the National Online Manpower Information System (NOMIS) see link www.nomisweb.co.uk . Claimant Count Unemployment Levels and Rates are also available via the link.
The Government is committed to maximising employment and levelling up to spread opportunity more equally across the UK. In January the Government announced the Way to Work scheme, which has successfully supported 500,000 jobseekers through the jobcentre and into employment by the end of June. This follows the Plan for Jobs, which successfully supported people negatively affected by the labour market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – by introducing schemes like Kickstart, Restart, Job Entry Targeted Support and Job Finding Support.