The Worklessness Assessment (January 2011)
Surrey County Council is required to produce a Worklessness Assessment which is a short report outlining issues related to worklessness in Surrey.
Surrey County Council is required to produce a Worklessness Assessment. This duty is both part of the Local Economic Assessment (LEA) and also a condition of the Future Jobs Fund.
The aims of the Worklessness Assessment
The Worklessness Assessment is a short report outlining issues related to worklessness in Surrey. A high level of worklessness is associated with adverse social outcomes and is linked to deprivation. The assessment therefore has the potential to assist efforts to tackle wider social and economic issues.
The assessment has been conducted in tandem with work undertaken on the Surrey LEA and should be read in conjunction with that document. Its contents are based on national guidance and as such the Worklessness Assessment includes information on:
- the workless population of Surrey – its size, structure and changes over the last ten years
- the characteristics of Surrey’s workless population and an identification of priority groups
- the geography of worklessness
- an identification of the barriers that people face getting into work
- employer demand issues.
The document is available to download from the Surrey County Council site.