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Youth unemployment statistics

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017

568,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in October-December 2016, down 23,000 from the previous quarter and down 57,000 compared to a year ago.

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The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 12.6%, down from 13.6% a year ago.

Excluding young people in full-time education, 369,000 people aged 16-24 were unemployed in October-December 2016, down 27,000 from the previous quarter and down 39,000 from the previous year.

The unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds not in full-time education was 10.9%, compared to 12.0% a year ago.

 

 

 

 

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Author: Andrew Powell

Topic: Unemployment

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