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Welfare-to-work - first official figures released

27 November 2012 Last updated at 13:37 GMT

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 BBC's Michael Buchanan reports.