There hasn't been much reaction to to those figures released yesterday. The Guardian has a long piece which airs the arguments about what the figures mean. They put to Grayling the point that the companies had "creamed off" the easiest groups, but he says they didn't. A couple of industry websites summarise the press release, which is what the government obviously wanted - a bald heading that 25% were off benefits after 36 weeks.
Channel 4 News' Factcheck blog does a reasonable job of analysis. They point out that the non-intervention rate (the numbers who would get work anyway) was supposed to be 28%, so a current figure of 24% is hardly brilliant. And, as they say, it's not even a figure for those who've found work, because people sign off for a variety of reasons. They point to ONS figures that show that in the last 3 months only 46% of those who left JSA actually went into work.
The political left naturally chooses to focus on the fact that the number of people out of work for two years has more than doubled under the current government. Left Foot Forward uses this to show that the WP is failing.
No one, apparently, can remember as far back as privatised New Deal (2006 - 2009), where the providers promised 50% job outcomes and delivered around 24%. Strange coincidence. But the WP was supposed to give the providers the ultimate incentive - payment by results. It's not working, is it?