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ONS publishes latest NEET statistics

For April to June 2014

• There were 955,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) in the UK who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), a decrease of 20,000 from January to March 2014 and down 138,000 from a year earlier.

• The percentage of all young people in the UK who were NEET was 13.3%, down 0.3 percentage points from January to March 2014 and down 1.8 percentage points from a year earlier.

• Just under half (48%) of all young people in the UK who were NEET were looking for work and available for work and therefore classified as unemployed. The remainder were either not looking for work and/or not available for work and therefore classified as economically inactive.

Total Young People who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

For April to June 2014, there were 955,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), down 20,000 from January to March 2014 and down 138,000 from a year earlier. For April to June 2014, 13.3% of all people aged from 16 to 24 were NEET, down 0.3 percentage points from January to March 2014 and down 1.8 percentage points on a year earlier.

For April to June 2014, there were 59,000 people aged from 16 to 17 who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), up 5,000 from January to March 2014 and down 13,000 from a year earlier. There were 896,000 people aged from 18 to 24 who were NEET, down 26,000 from January to March 2014 and down 124,000 from a year earlier. Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), August 2014 | 21 August 2014 Office for National Statistics | 3

Unemployed Young People who were NEET Unemployment measures people without a job who have been actively seeking work within the last four weeks and are available to start work in the next two weeks. For April to June 2014, there were 460,000 unemployed young people (aged from 16 to 24) who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), down 47,000 from January to March 2014 and down 125,000 from a year earlier.

For April to June 2014:

• there were 291,000 unemployed men aged from 16 to 24 who were NEET, and

• there were 169,000 unemployed women aged from 16 to 24 who were NEET.

Economically Inactive Young People who were NEET

Economic inactivity measures people not in employment who have not been seeking work within the last four weeks and/or are unable to start work within the next two weeks. For April to June 2014, there were 494,000 economically inactive young people (aged from 16 to 24) who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), up 27,000 from January to March 2014 and down 12,000 from a year earlier. For April to June 2014:

• there were 160,000 economically inactive men aged from 16 to 24 who were NEET, and

• there were 334,000 economically inactive women aged from 16 to 24 who were NEET.

 

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