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Release: Young People not in Education, Employment or Training, February 2014

Released: 27 February 2014 Next edition: 22 May 2014

Contact

Nick Palmer

Labour Market Division

nicholas.palmer@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: 01633 455839

Categories: Labour Market, People not in Work, Economic Inactivity, Unemployment

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

Survey name(s): Labour Force Survey

  • For October to December 2013 there were 1.04 million young people (aged from 16 to 24) in the UK who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), a decrease of 38,000 from July to September 2013 and down 37,000 from a year earlier.

  • For October to December 2013 the percentage of all young people in the UK who were NEET was 14.4%, down 0.5 percentage points from July to September 2013 and down 0.4 percentage points from a year earlier.

  • For October to December 2013 just over half (54.9%) of all young people in the UK who were NEET were looking for work and available for work and therefore classified as unemployed. The remainder were either not looking for work and/or not available for work and therefore classified as economically inactive.

This release provides estimates of young people (aged from 16 to 24) who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) broken down by age, sex and by labour market status (unemployed and economically inactive).
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