Youth unemployment statistics

Published 13 May 2015

743,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in November to January 2015, down 12,000 on the previous quarter and down 181,000 on the previous year.

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735,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in January to March 2015, down slightly on the previous quarter and down 140,000 on the previous year.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 15.9%, down 0.3 percentage points from the previous quarter and down 3.0 percentage points from the previous year.

Unemployment Rate

People aged 16-24: % of economically active

Chart: Youth unemployment rate since 1992

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Author: James Mirza Davies

Topic: Unemployment

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