New figures for youth unemployment and young people not in education, employment or training released

24 January 2014

Article by Gareth Thomas and Michael Dauncey, National Assembly for Wales Research Service

Updated figures for Wales have recently been published in relation to youth unemployment and young people not in education, employment or training.The youth unemployment data was published on 22 January as part of the Office for National Statistics’ Regional Labour Market Statisticsrelease for January 2014.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) youth unemployment rate is the number of ILO unemployed persons as a percentage of the economically active population aged between 16 and 24.  It is the primary measure of youth unemployment.  People who are ILO unemployed include those who are out of work and want a job, have actively sought work in the last four weeks and are available to start work in the next two weeks; plus those who are out of work, have found a job and…

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