Record rise in Neets

21st August 2009 at 01:00
Record numbers of 18 to 24-year-olds are not in school, college or work, official figures show

The figure has increased by more than 100,000 - a rise blamed by many on the recession and a lack of jobs available for school and university leavers. In total, 835,000 18 to 24-year-olds are now Neets - up from 730,000 for the same quarter last year. The new statistics, published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, are for the second quarter of 2009.

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