Young people are not benefitting from job creation

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 14:54 -- nick

Young people have suffered more than any others from the recession in jobs, a Trades Union Congress (TUC) report has found.

Those aged 18-24 are 10% less likely to be in work than they were in 2008, and 395,000 more jobs are needed for young people's unemployment levels to return to pre-recession levels.

While the employment rate has been rising, growth in the population of the UK has outstripped this, leading to unemployment also rising again over the last few months.

Long term youth unemployment up 23% in two years

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:25 -- nick

The number of young people unemployed long term has increased by nearly a quarter in the last two years.

The number of those under-25 unemployed for more than 6 months has risen by 23% since May 2010 according to figures just released by the Trades Unions Congress (TUC).

But the government will spend £98m less this year on getting young people in to work.

Brendan Barber, TUC general secretary, said yesterday: “With such sharp cuts in support for young unemployed people, it’s no surprise that the Government is failing to get to grips with this urgent problem.”


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