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Youth unemployment statistics

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016

626,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in April-June 2016, down 5,000 from the previous quarter and down 105,000 compared to a year ago.

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626,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in April-June 2016, down 5,000 from the previous quarter and down 105,000 compared to a year ago.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 13.7%, down from 15.8% a year ago.

 Unemployment levels by age, 1992-2016

Excluding young people in full-time education, 418,000 people aged 16-24 were unemployed in April-June 2016, about the same as the previous quarter and down 57,000 from the previous year.

The unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds not in full-time education was 12.1%, compared to 13.6% a year ago.

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Author: Feargal McGuinness

Topic: Unemployment

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