Neets on the decline

23rd April 2010 at 01:00

New figures suggest that the number of young people in Wales who are out of school and unemployed may be falling.

An Office for National Statistics survey shows the number of 16 to 18-year-olds classed as Neet - not in education, employment or training - dropped from an all-time high of 12.9 per cent to 12 per cent between June and September last year. A separate Careers Wales survey shows that 5.7 per cent of Year 11 leavers were Neet in October last year compared to 7.1 per cent in 2008.

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