Youth unemployment statistics - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 16 July 2014 | Standard notes SN05871

Authors: Aliyah Dar

Topic: Unemployment

817,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in March to May 2014, down 64,000 on the previous quarter and down 141,000 on the previous year.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 17.8%, down 1.3 percentage points from the previous quarter and down 3.1 percentage points from the previous year.

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