Youth unemployment statistics - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 17 December 2014 | Standard notes SN05871

Authors: James Mirza Davies, David Hough

Topic: Unemployment

754,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in August to October 2014, down slightly on the previous quarter and down 208,000 on the previous year.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 16.6%, unchanged from the previous quarter and down 4.1 percentage points from the previous year.

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