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Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 6829, tabled on 13 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average length of time was taken by jobseekers between their first appointment at a Jobcentre Plus and entry into employment between 2005 and 2015.

Answered on

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.