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Youth unemployment statistics

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016

617,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in March-May 2016, down 13,000 from the previous quarter and down 105,000 compared to a year ago.

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617,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in March-May 2016, down 13,000 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 13.5%, down from 15.7% a year ago.

Excluding young people in full-time education, 402,000 people aged 16-24 were unemployed in March-May 2016, down 12,000 from the previous quarter and down 64,000 from the previous year.

The unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds not in full-time education was 11.7%, compared to 13.4% a year ago.

 

 

 

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Authors: Marianne Oneill; Feargal McGuinness

Topic: Unemployment

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