Youth unemployment statistics

Published 15 July 2015

740,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in February to April 2015, about the same as the previous quarter and down 115,000 on the previous year.

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729,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in March to May 2015, down 13,000 on the previous quarter and down 92,000 on the previous year.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 15.9%, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous quarter and down 1.9 percentage points from the previous year.

Unemployment Rate

People aged 16-24: % of economically active

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Author: Aliyah Dar

Topic: Unemployment

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