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The number of teenagers out of work and education continues to rise

The number of teenagers out of work and education continues to rise

Continuing to rise, the latest figures reached 233,000 in the second quarter of 2009. Since the start of the year, the numbers of 16 to 18-year-olds not in work or on a course have risen by 13,000. In the 18-24 age group, there are 835,000 out of education or employment, up more than 100,000 from last year.

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