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Release: Young People not in Education, Employment or Training, August 2013

Released: 22 August 2013 Next edition: 21 November 2013

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 April to June 2013, there were 1.09 million young people (aged from 16 to 24) in the UK who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), virtually unchanged from January to March 2013 but down 104,000 from a year earlier.

  • For April to June 2013, the percentage of all young people in the UK who were NEET was 15.1%, unchanged from January to March 2013 but down 1.3 percentage points from a year earlier.

  • For April to June 2013, just over half (53.6%) 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 Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) broken down by age, sex and by labour market status (unemployed and economically inactive).

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