The "back to work programme" mate is absolutely nothing more than the manipulation of unemployment figures. All the people who get put on the "back to work" programme are taken OFF the unemployment list so that the men in suits can say "We have reduced the figures of those on a type of benefit.
Unemployment is so necessary because it is inextricably linked to inflation. If "Employment" rises so then "Inflation" also rises
as employment figures go up, inflation follows that number in an upward curve and this curve is a graph in the chancellors office of monetarist policies and its called the "Augmented Expectations - Phillips Curve" it displays the national figures and gives a quick understanding of how things are going. Now then, as inflation begins to rise, "employers" "expect" to have to pay out more of their money and then lay people off and as there is then less money around to spend (because everyone is out of work) "Inflation" is caused (cause and effect). In the 1960s we had a period of stagnant inflation and it was rhetorically described as "stagflation" and this is when the augmented expectations phillips curve was "designed". However the monetary policies of the "system" is a "Theory" its called "Monetarist Theory" and thats an indicator of why the "system" doesnt actually work properly.