Tags: youth unemployment

Young people not in education, employment or training falls to record low, says Government

The number of 16- to 18-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England between April and June is at its lowest since records began in 2000, according to official figures reveal today. The Government are asserting that the quarterly figures are the latest indication it is succeeding in its drive to abolish youth…

Youth unemployment as bad now as in 1984

The number of people aged 16 to 24 in full-time education has more than doubled over the last 30 years 69% of young people not in full-time education were employed at the end of 2013 The proportion of young people undertaking work alongside full-time study has been falling since the year 2000 Young people are…

A third of NEET´s fear they will never get a job

UCU said research carried out by ComRes this summer showed that young people not ‘earning or learning’ needed access to decently-rewarded secure jobs and an expansion of educational opportunities. The research showed that, while NEETs are a highly diverse group with different needs, the overwhelming majority (88%) want to work or study and over two-thirds (71%) believe they…

Wage incentives announced to get businesses hiring

The Government is to provide wage subsidies, worth half of the youth national minimum wage, to employers that take on an unemployed 18–24-year-old. Nick Clegg is to set out the plans as part of a £1 billion youth contract programme to help get young people into work. Incentives worth £2,275 will be given to companies…

Nick Clegg Announces £1bn Youth Contract Programme

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today £1bn of new funding to help address youth unemployment. The initiative, to be called the “Youth Contract” will be spent over three years, and will provide opportunities including job subsidies, apprenticeships and work experience placements to 400,000 unemployed people. The scheme will be administered by DWP’s Work…

Labour market slump worsens

Today’s figures from the Office of National Statistics confirm that the labour market remains very subdued, although some indicators are less negative than commentators expected: * The headline unemployment figure from the Labour Force Survey increased significantly by 129,000 over the quarter to September taking the total to 2.62 million, its highest level for seventeen…

UK suffers major ‘jobs and pay crunch’ as headline youth unemployment tops 1 million

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) comments as follows on official labour market statistics for the period July-September 2011 published earlier today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): “The UK is now clearly suffering a major jobs and pay crunch under the combined impact of…

Youth unemployment increases in 97 per cent of the UK in the last year

Youth unemployment has increased in 97 per cent of local authority areas in the UK in the last 12 months, according to a TUC analysis published ahead of the latest official unemployment statistics out next week (Wednesday 16 November). With the prospect of youth unemployment hitting the one million mark when the Office for National…

Experts call on schools to teach employability skills

Leading training provider is calling for employability skills to be taught in the classroom to help combat rising youth unemployment. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) puts youth unemployment at just under million – its highest level since the early 1990s. In response to this issue, Working Links, which delivers programmes…

Young people’s employment prospects improved by volunteering

Volunteering helps young people develop the skills and confidence that improve their chances of getting a job, new research by the Institute for Employment Studies shows. The study found that volunteering is particularly successful in helping vulnerable and low-skilled young people to re-engage with learning and in raising their personal and career ambitions. The ‘Volunteering:…