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The geography of youth unemployment: a route map for change, 08/04/14 [E/NI/S/W]

This report from the Work Foundation looks at how young people’s employment prospects vary in different parts of the country and warns that the UK is undergoing a youth unemployment crisis.

It found that there is a distinctive geographic pattern to youth unemployment in the UK. For example, in cities such as Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Glasgow the youth unemployment rate is more than twice that of cities such as Southampton, York and Reading (above 25% in the former, and below 13% in the latter). Even the cities with the lowest levels of youth unemployment boast a rate that is a third higher than Germany's national average. The report sets out some of the reasons why there are significant geographic disparities between places in the level of youth unemployment; provides an overview of the current youth policy context and some of the challenges it presents; sets out a series of policies to address the local youth unemployment challenge; and, sets out a number of conclusions.

For full details see the Work Foundation website.

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The geography of youth unemployment: a route map for change