Unemployment among 16 – 24s hits record high

16 Feb 2011

A record number of 16 to 24-year olds are out of work and more people than ever are in part-time jobs because they can’t find full-time employment, official figures revealed today.

The youth unemployment rate is now 20.5% following a 66,000 increase to 965,000, the highest figures since records began in 1992. This adds to the need for work experience, employer engagement in education and careers guidance.

Read the full Independent story.

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