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People claiming Universal Credit are 5 percent more likely to find employment within 4 months compared to those claiming Jobseekers Allowance
I received a response from John Herron, a member of the Ministerial Correspondence Team, who said that actually "Universal Credit claimants are 5 percentage points more likely to find employment within 4 months compared to those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance". It is important to highlight here the difference between 5 percentage points (which is an absolute value) and 5% (which is a relative value), and indicates that though the report may have found a difference in employment, the results and statistics are being misquoted by others and may be quite misleading to the public. Though I appreciated clarification on this point, I did not receive any information on whether this difference in employment was statistically significant.