Decline In People Leaving Welfare For Work

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28 Nov 2011

New House of Commons Library research has shown a sharp decline in the number of people leaving welfare and going into work; there are now fewer people moving from benefits into work than at any time since 1998. In the last year the number of people coming off benefits and into work in Rotherham has fallen by 3% and that’s just not good enough.

With unemployment reaching crisis levels, this Government’s half measures are just not doing the job. The Government has even been forced to admit that it can only produce figures for one of its 11 schemes aimed at getting people back into jobs – and that is a programme funded by the European Social Fund.

We need to get people back to work and off benefits now, or the scar of unemployment will do long term damage to our area.