Main findings from evidence
The approach to evidence-based policy-making entails ongoing compilation of evidence about active measures in labour market policy.
The main findings from the work of compiling evidence about what works are that there are strong positive effects from job counselling and private wage subsidy jobs for the unemployed.
Job counselling/caseworker interviews
There is strong evidence that job counselling on average increases the chances of the unemployed finding work. There is evidence from the literature that job guidance is more effective than monitoring.
Subsidised employment in private companies
There is strong evidence that subsidised employment in private companies on average increase the chances of unemployed persons getting back into work. As regards vulnerable groups, there is also evidence that subsidised employment in private companies and company-based training on average increase the chances of these persons entering employment or education. There is also evidence that mentoring helps vulnerable groups into education or jobs.