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Release: Young People not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs), May 2014

Released: 22 May 2014 Next edition: 21 August 2014

Contact

Nick Palmer

Labour Market Division

nicholas.palmer@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 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 January to March 2014 there were 975,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) in the UK who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), a decrease of 61,000 from October to December 2013 and down 118,000 from a year earlier. 

  • For January to March 2014 the percentage of all young people in the UK who were NEET was 13.5%, down 0.8 percentage points from October to December 2013 and down 1.6 percentage points from a year earlier.

  • For January to March 2014 just over half (52%) 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.

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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