The Labour jobs guarantee will focus on youth unemployment, the Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions told Daybreak.
Rachel Reeves said the jobs guarantee will force under-25s who have been out of a year into a minimum wage job, but will only do the same for over 25s after two years on jobseekers allowance.
"We know that there are particular problems with youth unemployment. 20% of young people are out of work - much higher than for the population as a whole.
"And for young people what we hear time and again from them and from businesses, is that there is quite a risk - they haven't worked before.
"But that is not quite the same for older people, which is why we are targeting this scheme at younger people."
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