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Youth unemployment statistics

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016

621,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in May-July 2016, about the same as the previous quarter and down 96,000 compared to a year ago.

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621,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in May-July 2016, about the same as the previous quarter and down 96,000 compared to a year ago.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 13.6%, down from 15.4% a year ago.

 

Youth Unemployment

Excluding young people in full-time education, 412,000 people aged 16-24 were unemployed in May-July 2016, up 7,000 from the previous quarter and down 66,000 from the previous year.

The unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds not in full-time education was 12.0%, compared to 13.7% a year ago.

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Author: Marianne Oneill

Topic: Unemployment

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