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New figures show fall in number of young people who are NEET

19 to 24 year olds who were NEET have fallen by 2.4%, down 107,000.

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) are at their lowest since 2007 from the latest figures released.

The figures for 2014’s summer months, from July to September, have fallen to their lowest level since 2007 with a fall of 136,000 compared to the same period in 2013 and continue a general downward trend since 2011.

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Some of the figures show that in the third quarter of 2014:

  • The number of 16 to 24 year olds who were need have fallen 2.2% (down 136,000) compared to the same period in 2013.
  • 19 to 24 year olds who were NEET have fallen by 2.4%, down 107,000
  • 16 to 18 year olds who were NEET have fallen by 1.6%, down by 29,000

Skllls Minister Nick Boles said, “We have seen a significant fall in the number of young people not in education, employment or training, and through our reforms we are ensuring they are properly equipped to pursue high-quality careers.”

The figures also revealed that the number of 19- to 24-year-olds who are NEET and who have been unemployed for more than 6 months decreased by 68,000. Those unemployed for less than 6 months fell by 55,000 compared to figures from July to September 2013.

The full report can be seen at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/neet-statistics-quarterly-brief-july-to-september-2014

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