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New Deal statistics
Figures released today show the numbers of people at different stages of New Deal processes in Scotland to the end of March 2002, and the different routes that they have followed.
- The number of employers signed up to New Deal by the end of April 2002 was 15,011 in Scotland and 95,757 in Great Britain.
NEW DEAL 18-24
- Since the New Deal scheme began, 42,000 young people in Scotland have gone into jobs from New Deal compared to 362,100 across Great Britain. Between January and March 2002, 2,400 in Scotland, and 18,300 in Great Britain entered jobs.
- Of the 42,000 entering jobs in Scotland, 32,000 were sustained, of which 29,400 were unsubsidised.
- There were 89,200 starts on New Deal in Scotland by the end of March 2002. Of these, 78,800 clients have left the programme, leaving 10,500 participants still on New Deal. This compares to 87,600 participants in New Deal in Great Britain.
- Of the 10,500 participants in New Deal 18-24 at the end of March in Scotland, the majority 5,800 (55%) were on the New Deal Gateway, 2,800 (27%) were on options and 1,900 (18%) were on follow through.
- Of the 78,800 leavers, 40% went into unsubsidised employment, 14% to other benefits, 22% to other known destinations and 24% to unknown destinations.
- 10% of leavers for unsubsidised employment leave before having an initial interview, 53% leave during Gateway, 20% leave from an option and the remainder, 17% leave from Follow Through.
- Youth unemployment (18-24s unemployment for 6 months or more) in Scotland was 4,000 in April 2002, a rise of 8 per cent in the last year, a similar increase to Great Britain as a whole.
NEW DEAL 25+ (original and enhanced programmes combined)
- Since the New Deal 25+ scheme began, 10,400 people in Scotland have gone into jobs compared to 101,600 across Great Britain.
- Of the 10,400 entering jobs in Scotland, 8,500 were in sustained employment of which 6,400 were unsubsidised.
- There were 50,900 starts on New Deal 25+ in Scotland by the end of March 2002. Of these, 43,700 clients left the programme, leaving 7,200 participants (including 770 still on the original programme). This compares to 63,300 participants in New Deal in Great Britain.
- 25% of participants on the enhanced New Deal 25+ in Scotland are aged over 50 years and 83% of clients are male (data no longer available for original programme).
- Of the 6,400 participants on the enhanced New Deal 25+ at the end of March 2002 in Scotland, the majority, 62%, were on Gateway and 8% were in subsidised employment.
- 29% of all leavers from the enhanced New Deal 25+ find unsubsidised employment while 21% return to claiming JSA without taking up a New Deal opportunity, a similar proportion to in Great Britain as a whole.
- Long term unemployment (over 25s who have been unemployed for 18 months or more) in Scotland was 9,000 in April 2002, a fall of 34% in the last year, compared to 29% for Great Britain as a whole.
NEW DEAL 50+
- Since its launch in April 2000, New deal 50+ has achieved 8,100 positive job outcomes in Scotland. This compares to 66,800 jobs secured in GB. Around 800 and 7,000 jobs were gained during January to March 2002 in Scotland and GB, respectively.
- The number of people in Scotland aged 50+ and unemployed for over 6 months, was 8,100 in April 2002. This was a fall of 9% in the last year.
NEW DEAL FOR LONE PARENTS (DATA TO END DECEMBER 2001)
The first quarterly News Release, New Deal for Lone Parents in Scotland: statistics to the end March 2002, is published on 6 June 2002 and can be viewed online from that date at:
GLASGOW EMPLOYMENT ZONE (DATA TO END DECEMBER 2001)
Fifteen Employment Zones were established in April 2000 in areas of GB with persistently high unemployment. Employment Zones target participants aged 25 years and over who have been receiving income-based JSA for 12 months plus or 18 months plus. Participation is mandatory. The Glasgow Employment Zone targets those unemployed for 18 months or more.
Statistics for the Glasgow Zone are updated every six months with the next update due in September 2002. The latest update providing data to the end December 2001 was reported in March and can be found at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/00152-00.asp
Employment Service Research and Development Report:
- WAE 114 Evaluation of Action Teams for Jobs
The Department for Work and Pensions New Deal statistical first release for GB and the regions, "New Deal for Young People and Long Term Unemployed aged 25+" can be accessed from the URL, www.statistics.gov.uk/press_Release/CurrentReleases.asp
Alternatively, contact John Sweeney, ELLD, EWW: 2, Scottish Executive, Meridian Court, 3 rd Floor, Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 6AT. Telephone 0141-242-5490.
Email: email@example.comNew Deal Policy Design
Details on criteria for early entry to New Deal are described in the News Release dated 29 June 2000: New Deal for Unemployed People in Scotland: Statistics to end April 2000, at the URL, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/00002-00.asp
The New Deal for the Young Unemployed was introduced nationally on 6 April 1998. The New Deal for the Long-term Unemployed was launched throughout the country on 29 June 1998.
Employment policy is reserved to the UK Government, which takes the lead on the funding and delivery of the New Deal. In Scotland it does this in partnership with the Scottish Executive and contributing Scottish organisations, many of whom provide New Deal services under contract or provide funds and other resources, including training funds, to enhance the quality of New Deal at local level.