Collection

Work Programme statistics

Statistics on people joining the Work Programme, participants achieving defined periods in work and participants completing the programme.

The Work Programme was launched throughout Great Britain in June 2011 and is part of a number of welfare to work reforms aimed at getting unemployed people into sustained work.

It uses private and public companies, called providers, to find work for claimants transferred to them from Jobcentre Plus at specified points in their claim. The providers are primarily paid for defined outcomes related to sustained employment.

We usually publish Work Programme National Statistics every 3 months in:

  • March (data to December)
  • June (data to March)
  • September (data to June)
  • December (data to September)

Read about other employment Programme schemes and where to find statistics on them on the Employment programme support official statistics page.

Find details of future Work Programme statistics in our statistics calendar.

We also publish a number of more detailed data tables on the Work Programme in:

Statistical releases

  1. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 31 March 2016

    • National Statistics
  2. Work Programme statistical summary: data to December 2015

    • National Statistics
  3. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 30 September 2015

    • National Statistics
  4. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 30 June 2015

    • National Statistics
  5. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 31 March 2015

    • National Statistics
  6. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 31 December 2014

    • National Statistics
  7. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 30 September 2014

    • National Statistics
  8. Work Programme statistical summary: data to 30 June 2014

    • Official Statistics
  9. Work Programme statistical summary: data to December 2013

    • Official Statistics
  10. Work Programme statistical summary: data to September 2013

    • Official Statistics
  11. Work Programme statistical summary: data to June 2013

    • Official Statistics
  12. Work Programme statistical summary: data to March 2013

    • Official Statistics
  13. Pre-Work Programme support: Get Britain Working, February 2013

    • Official Statistics
  14. DWP Work Programme statistics, first release: November 2012

    • Official Statistics
  15. DWP Work Programme statistics, first release: August 2012

    • Official Statistics
  16. Work Programme: unvalidated job outcome payments to June 2014

    • Official Statistics
  17. Employment programme support official statistics

    • Guidance
  18. DWP Work Programme statistics, first release: May 2012

    • Official Statistics
  19. DWP Work Programme statistics, first release: February 2012

    • Official Statistics

Guidance

Our background information note gives context and information on the processes involved in developing and releasing the national statistics including information on the quality, revisions and known issues.

  1. Work Programme and Help to Work statistics: background information note

    • Guidance

Consultation and feedback

Complete our Work Programme statistics questionnaire to tell us what you think about our statistics.

Join the ‘Welfare and benefits’ community at www.statsusernet.org.uk. We’ll post announcements and background information in this forum. You can also use the forum to discuss statistical issues with other users.

To give feedback on the tabulation tool and data visualisation tool email stats-consultation@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

Adam Pearce
Information, Governance and Security Directorate
Department for Work and Pensions
Room BP5201
Benton Park Road
Longbenton
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE98 1YX

We ran a consultation in 2013 on how Work Programme statistics are presented. Read the outcome of this consultation below.

  1. How Work Programme statistics after June 2013 are presented

    • Consultation outcome