Youth unemployment statistics

Published 12 August 2015

738,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in April-June 2015, about the same as in the previous quarter and down 38,000 from the previous year.

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738,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in April-June 2015, about the same as in the previous quarter and down 38,000 from the previous year.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 16.0%, slightly higher than the previous quarter but down 0.9% points compared to a year ago.

Unemployment Rate, 16-24 year olds

% of economically active population aged 16-24 who are unemployed: UK, 1992-2015

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Author: Feargal McGuinness

Topic: Unemployment

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