Youth unemployment rate falls

Youth unemployment rate falls

Posted by Rob Tickle |  17th May 2017

As UK unemployment figures reach a 42 year low, the number of 16 to 24 year olds out of work has also fallen to 12.5 per cent from 13.7 per cent in January to March of last year.

However the unemployment rate for 16 to 24’s remains consistently higher than that for older groups according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.

This highlights the need for more to be done to get young people into work or engaged in further education or training.

In 2011 youth unemployment reached a peak of 22.5 per cent and it was at its lowest in 2001 at 11.5 per cent.

Since 1992 when the first comparable figures were recorded to this year, the number of young people in full-time education has also jumped from 26.2 per cent to 44 per cent.

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