To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who gained employment through Jobcentre Plus between 2005 and 2015 were again unemployed after (a) eight months and (b) a year.
21 July 2015
The exact information requested is not available. Most people leave Jobseeker’s Allowance very quickly; Of those making a new JSA claim around a third leave within a month, two-thirds within three months and over eighty per cent within six months. A destinations survey in 2011 found that 70% of people leaving JSA did so because they had found work and, of those, three quarters were in employment 7-8 months later.