• 27 Nov 2012

    Official: Work Programme gets 3.5 per cent into work

    The Work Programme figures are not a disaster, says the employment minister. But not one of the 18 providers met the government’s end of first year minimum target on sustainable work.

  • 27 Nov 2012

    Work Programme results: the long wait is over

    The company and Work and Pensions insisted the figures we broadcast were misleading and incomplete and we should wait for their official numbers. Well the wait is nearly over.

  • 20 Sep 2012

    Plastic apprenticeships and jobs-hogging

    It’s less of a jobs market, more of a jobs battlefield for Channel 4’s Class of 2012. Faisal Islam takes 10 insights from an event bringing job seekers, CEOs and politicians together.

  • 12 Sep 2012

    It’s that nagging women’s issue the PM just can’t seem to get away from: female employment. Just how many women have got jobs since the election – is Mr Cameron right that the number is on the rise?

  • 28 Aug 2012

    Tougher work-experience scheme may prove to be no joke

    Employment Minister Chris Grayling is planning a tougher work-experience system for young people… but will unemployed graduates feel the benefit?

  • 9 Jul 2012

    Is the Work Programme working?

    Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long investigates what the numbers supplied by the government say about the success of its Work Programme.

  • 3 Apr 2012

    James Ramsbotham, NECC chief executive tells Channel 4 News that while unemployment is still high, the north east export rate is almost twice that of the UK average, providing some reasons to be cheerful.

  • 3 Apr 2012

    Graham Morgan, South Wales Chamber of Commerce director tells Channel 4 News that exports are the answer – but it will take a lot to offset public sector cuts in the region.

  • 3 Apr 2012

    Stuart Patrick from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce tells Channel 4 News that renewables and trade provide hope for jobs in the Scottish city.

  • 3 Apr 2012

    Ann McGregor, NI Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, outlines the Chamber’s plan to create 94,000 jobs by 2020 – andexplains why training and support for young people is key to the region’s growth.

  • 3 Apr 2012

    Carole Crosby Liverpool Chamber of Commerce deputy chief executive, tells Channel 4 News that companies are expecting to recruit within the next three months – and why a government enterprise scheme has been such a success.

  • 3 Apr 2012

    James Durie, Bristol Chamber of Commerce director tells Channel 4 News that despite job losses, the city’s private sector in a range of industries, will generate future jobs.

  • 14 Mar 2012

    Nick Clegg claimed today: “The unemployment of women went up by 24 per cent under Labour”. Was he right? FactCheck investigates.

  • 14 Dec 2011

    Mr Miliband reminded MPs of the Chancellor’s optimistic assessment at the time of the spending review in November last year. George Osborne said at the time that private sector job creation would “far outweigh” cuts in public sector employment. But have those high hopes – based on forecasts from the independent Office of Budget Responsibility, been dashed?

  • 21 Nov 2011

    Reggie Perrin boss and Beecroft – separated at birth?

    The government may have a tough job convincing ministers that its employment strategy, released on Wednesday, will impact on economic growth.