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Young people in the labour market, 2014, 05/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]

The Office for National Statistics has published an analysis which looks at the economic activity of young people aged 16 to 24 in the UK, examining both the unemployment rate and the proportion who are unemployed in this age group.

Key findings include:

  • The number of people aged 16 to 24 in full-time education has more than doubled over the last 30 years;
  • 69% of young people not in full-time education were employed at the end of 2013;
  • Young people are most likely to work in the lowest skilled jobs in the economy;
  • Around 13 in every 100 young people were unemployed, in the final quarter of 2013;
  •  The youth unemployment rate in the UK was lower than the European Union average in 2013.

For full details see the Office for National Statistics website.

Further information

Young people in the labour market, 2014