Local action on unemployment

Ian Sanderson with Fiona Walton and Mike Campbell

Policies to address long-term unemployment, at European, national and, increasingly regional levels, are giving greater weight to local action tailored to conditions in specific labour markets.

This report complements a previous publication, Local responses to long-term unemployment, both part of a series on Work and Opportunity. It presents the results of detailed case-study research to investigate what forms of local action are effective in getting people into work and how local schemes should be organised to address the needs of individuals, groups and localities.

The study covers the policy context, which groups local schemes are helping, what forms of help are most effective and management lessons from the most effective schemes.