This report paints a skewed picture. More than 200,000 people have moved off benefits and into a job thanks to the Work Programme.
It is making a real difference to tens of thousands of the hardest to help jobseekers. Long-term unemployment fell by 15,000 in the latest quarter.
The Work Programme gives support to claimants for two years and it hasn't even been running that long yet, so it's still early days. We know the performance of our providers is improving.
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