Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Full-time education and ‘employment schemes’ cut NEET

by Mark Corney

Credit where credit is due: there were 90,000 fewer 18-24 year olds not in full-time education and either unemployed or inactive during August and October compared to the previous quarter.

Part of the fall is due to 14,000 fewer young people aged 18-24.

In addition, an extra 20,000 18-24 year olds are in full-time education or 32% of the age group.

But the striking feature of the figures is that there were 55,000 more 18-24 year olds classed as ‘employed’ and outside of full-time education.