NEW DEAL FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND:
STATISTICS TO END MARCH 2003
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This News Release, the latest in a quarterly series, provides summary information to the end of March 2002 on the numbers of people at different stages of New Deal processes in Scotland. This information includes the different routes that they have followed as well as equivalent data for Great Britain. These quarterly releases are published at the end of May, August, November and February with data to end of March, June, September and December, respectively.
Next release in this series: 28 August 2003
- The number of employers signed up to New Deal by the end of March 2003 was 16,416 in Scotland and 103,193 in Great Britain.
NEW DEAL 18-24
- Since the New Deal scheme began, 50,300 young people in Scotland have gone into jobs from New Deal compared to 427,900 across Great Britain. Between January and March 2003, 2,200 in Scotland, and 17,300 in Great Britain entered jobs.
- Of the 50,300 entering jobs in Scotland, 38,600 were sustained, of which 35,500 were unsubsidised.
- There were 109,100 starts on New Deal in Scotland by the end of March 2003. Of these, 99,300 clients have left the programme, leaving 9,800 participants still on New Deal. This compares to 90,900 participants in New Deal in Great Britain.
- Of the 9,800 participants in New Deal 18-24 at the end of March in Scotland, the majority 5,400 (55%) were on the New Deal Gateway, 2,800 (28%) were on options and 1,600 (17%) were on follow through.
- Of the 99,300 leavers, 39% went into unsubsidised employment, 14% to other benefits, 22% to other known destinations and 25% to unknown destinations.
- 10% of leavers for unsubsidised employment leave before having an initial interview, 54% leave during Gateway, 20% leave from an option and the remainder, 16% leave from Follow Through.
Client group Unemployment
- Youth unemployment (18-24s unemployed for 6 months or more) in Scotland was 3,400 in April 2003, a fall of 16% in the last year, compared to a fall of 4% in Great Britain as a whole.
NEW DEAL 25+ (original and enhanced programmes combined)
- Since the New Deal 25+ scheme began, 15,600 people in Scotland have gone into jobs compared to 145,200 across Great Britain.
- Of the 15,600 entering jobs in Scotland, 12,400 were in sustained employment of which 9,400 were unsubsidised.
- There were 65,600 starts on New Deal 25+ in Scotland by the end of March 2003. Of these, 58,200 clients left the programme, leaving 7,400 participants (including 300 still on the original programme). This compares to 66,800 participants in Great Britain.
- 20% of participants on the enhanced New Deal 25+ in Scotland are aged over 50 years and 86% of clients are male (data no longer available for original programme).
- Of the 7,100 participants on the enhanced New Deal 25+ at the end of March 2003 in Scotland, the majority, 62%, were on Gateway and 5% were in subsidised employment.
- 25% of all leavers from the enhanced New Deal 25+ find unsubsidised employment while 28% return to claiming JSA without taking up a New Deal opportunity, a similar proportion to Great Britain as a whole.
Client Group Unemployment
- Long term unemployment (over 25s who have been unemployed for 18 months or more) in Scotland was 7,100 in April 2003, a fall of 21% in the last year, compared to 19% for Great Britain as a whole.
NEW DEAL 50+
- Since its launch in April 2000, New Deal 50+ has achieved 12,176 positive job outcomes in Scotland. This compares to 98,042 jobs secured in Great Britain. Around 800 and 6,300 jobs were gained during January to March 2003 in Scotland and Great Britain, respectively.
Client Group Unemployment
- The number of people in Scotland aged 50+ and unemployed for over 6 months, was 8,100 in April 2003. This was an increase of 0.5% in the last year.
NEW DEAL FOR LONE PARENTS (DATA TO END MARCH 2003)
The next quarterly News Release, New Deal for Lone Parents in Scotland: statistics to the end March 2003, is published on 5 th June 2003 and can be viewed online from that date at:http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/00259.asp
GLASGOW EMPLOYMENT ZONE (DATA TO END DECEMBER 2002)
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 and will next be reported in the November 2003 news release.
- There were 9,600 starts to the Glasgow zone between its inception in April 2000 and the end of December 2002. During this period 74,600 clients started the employment zones scheme throughout GB.
- By the end of December 2002, 38% of starters (3,600 clients) had found a job through the Glasgow zone of which 76% entered sustained employment lasting 13 weeks or more. This compares to 43% of starters (32,100 clients) into jobs, 74% of which were sustained jobs, from employment zones throughout GB.
- Focussing on the cohort who entered the Glasgow zone between January 2001 and December 2001, provides a more meaningful indication of the proportion sustaining work as these clients will have had time to progress through the programme. Of the 4,000 clients forming the Glasgow zone 2001 cohort, 45% had found a job by the end of December 2002 with 79% of these jobs being sustained.
Information at a GB level can be obtained from the DWP statistical first release at: http://www.dss.gov.uk/asd/emp_zones/emp_zones.html
Department for Work and Pensions Research and Development Reports:
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
New Deal for Young People (New Deal 18-24) - data for Scotland and GB
Table A0: New Deal 18-24 Key Facts
Table A1: Numbers of Starters, Leavers and Participants in New Deal 18-24 over time
Table A2: Stage of Participants in New Deal 18-24
Table A3: Destinations of clients from New Deal 18-24 Gateway
Table A4: Immediate destinations on leaving New Deal 18-24, by stage reached
Table A5: Numbers into employment from New Deal 18-24
Table A6: Qualifications on entry for those joining New Deal 18-24
Chart 1: Numbers starting and leaving New Deal 18-24 by month (Scotland)
Chart 2: Position of those on New Deal 18-24 (Scotland)
Chart 3: Entries to sustained jobs from New Deal 18-24 (Scotland)
Chart 6: Destination by stage of leaving New Deal 18-24 (Scotland)
Enhanced New Deal 25+ - data for Scotland and GB
Table B0: New Deal 25+ (enhanced) Key Facts
Table B1: Starters, Leavers and Participants in Enhanced New Deal 25+ over time
Table B2: Stage of Participants in Enhanced New Deal 25+
Table B3: Destinations of clients from Enhanced New Deal 25+ Advisory Interview Process
Table B4: Numbers into employment from Enhanced New Deal 25+ by month
Chart 4: Numbers starting and leaving New Deal 25+ (original programme) by month (Scotland)
Chart 5: Entries to sustained jobs from New Deal 25+ (original programme) (Scotland)
Alternatively, contact John Sweeney, ELLD, Transitions to Work: 3, Scottish Executive, Meridian Court, 3 rd Floor, Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 6AT. Telephone 0141-242-5490.
New Deal Policy Design
More detailed information on the New Deal policy design can be found on the internet. The address of the national New Deal website is: www.newdeal.gov.uk. In addition, a website covering the New Deals and other Welfare to Work initiatives in Scotland has been recently expanded into a forum for disseminating news and sharing good practice: http://www.newdealscotland.com
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
Notes for News Editors
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.
Further notes for News Editors can be found in the News Release dated 29 June 2000, at the URL, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/00002-00.asp