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Youth unemployment statistics

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016

591,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in July-September 2016, down 36,000 from the previous quarter and down 60,000 compared to a year ago.

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The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 13.1%, down from 14.1% a year ago.

Excluding young people in full-time education, 397,000 people aged 16-24 were unemployed in July-September 2016, down 21,000 from the previous quarter and down 34,000 from the previous year.

The unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds not in full-time education was 11.7%, compared to 12.5% a year ago.

 

Commons Briefing papers SN05871

Author: James Mirza Davies

Topic: Unemployment

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