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Characteristics of Young Unemployed People - Animated Video Podcast (YouTube)

Released: 22 February 2012 Download PDF

Characteristics of young unemployed people - Animated video podcast (YouTube)


The animated video with commentary shows:

  • the latest estimate of unemploymed young people aged 16 to 24 in the UK was 1.04 million in October to December 2011 or a rate of 22.2 per cent, and the difference between the rate and the unemployment proportion;

  • how increases in the participation in full-time education since the 1980s have impacted on the youth unemployment rate, also looking at unemployment by level of qualification;

  • how youth unemployment differs by age and level of qualification, and how the UK compares with other major EU countries.

Source: Office for National Statistics

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    These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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