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Youth unemployment statistics

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This paper presents the latest statistics on youth unemployment in the UK as well as comparisons with other EU countries.

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562,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in March-May 2017, about the same as the previous quarter but 55,000 fewer than a year ago.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 12.5%, down from 13.5% a year ago.

Excluding young people in full-time education, 365,000 people aged 16-24 were unemployed in March-May 2017, the same as the previous quarter and down 39,000 from a year ago.

The unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds not in full-time education was 10.7%, compared to 11.8% a year ago.

 

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Author: Andy Powell

Topic: Unemployment

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