Welfare-to-work: Official figures show job target missed
The government's flagship welfare-to-work programme has failed to hit its main target, official figures show.
Under the scheme, firms and charities are paid to help find jobs for the long-term unemployed.
But only 3.53% of people found a job for six months or more - missing the coalition's 5.5% target.
The coalition said the scheme was "improving" at getting people into work, but Labour called its effect "worse than doing nothing".
Mark Easton reports.