Jobless young total dips slightly

November 21, 2013 11:28 AM

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Jobless young total dips slightly

There was a small fall in the number of young people not in work or education in the UK last summer compared with the year before.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show there were just over one million people aged from 16 to 24 in this situation.

The number was 19,000 less than in the spring and 28,000 less than in the summer of 2012.

According to the ONS, just over half (55%) of all young people in the UK who were Neet (not in work or education or training) were looking for and available for work and were therefore classified as unemployed.

The remainder were either not looking or available for work and were therefore classified as economically inactive.

For the same summer quarter last year, 15.2% of 16- to 24-year-olds were Neet.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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