554,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in November 2016-January 2017, down 33,000 from the previous quarter and down 78,000 compared to a year ago.Jump to full report >>
The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 12.3%, down from 13.7% a year ago.
Excluding young people in full-time education, 365,000 people aged 16-24 were unemployed in November 2016-January 2017, down 38,000 from the previous quarter and down 48,000 from the previous year.
The unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds not in full-time education was 10.8%, compared to 12.1% a year ago.
Commons Briefing papers SN05871
Author: Andrew Powell