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									Unemployment
                 Work Programme
The Work Programme is delivered for Jobcentre Plus by specialist
   organisations, called ‘providers’.
• Your provider will give you all the support you need to find and stay in work,
   even if:
• you change benefits
• you get a job

The Work Programme may include you taking part in activities to help you find
   work like:
• work experience
• training and further support
           Job Seekers Allowance
If you’re getting Jobseeker’s Allowance, you may have to take part in the Work
    Programme after:
• nine months - if you’re aged 18 to 24
• 12 months - if you’re 25 or over


• Who can get Jobseeker's Allowance?
•   To get Jobseeker's Allowance you must be:
•   available for, capable of and actively seeking work
•   aged 18 or over but below State Pension age
•   working less than 16 hours per week on average, depending on the amount
    of your wage in Great Britain
                         Age Amount
Aged 16 – 24 £53.45
Aged 25 or over £67.50

Type of person Amount
Single people, aged under 25£53.45
Single people, aged 25 or over£67.50
Couples and civil partnerships (both aged 18 or over)£105.95
Lone parent (aged under 18)£53.45
Lone parent (aged 18 or over)£67.50
           Youth Unemployment
• UK unemployment rose by 129,000 in the three months
  to September to 2.62 million, as youth unemployment
  rose above a million.

• The unemployment rate for 16 to 24-year-olds stands at
  more than double the rate for the wider population, at
  21.9%.

								
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