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Young People Not In Education, Employment Or Training - NEET

1st March 2019

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Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), UK: February 2019.

For October to December 2018:.

There were 788,000 young people (aged 16 to 24 years) in the UK who were not in education, employment or training (NEET); this number increased by 31,000 from July to September 2018 but was down 5,000 when compared with October to December 2017.

The percentage of all young people in the UK who were NEET was 11.3%; the proportion was up 0.5 percentage points from July to September 2018 and up 0.1 percentage points from October to December 2017.

Of all young people in the UK who were NEET, 39.9% 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.

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 October to December 2018, there were 315,000 unemployed young people (aged 16 to 24 years) who were not in education, employment or training (NEET), up 31,000 from July to September 2018 but down 10,000 from October to December 2017.

For October to December 2018, there were:

191,000 unemployed men aged 16 to 24 years who were NEET

124,000 unemployed women aged 16 to 24 years 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 October to December 2018, there were 474,000 economically inactive young people (aged 16 to 24 years) who were not in education, employment or training (NEET), unchanged from July to September 2018 and up 5,000 from October to December 2017.

For October to December 2018, there were:

184,000 economically inactive men aged 16 to 24 years who were NEET

290,000 economically inactive women aged 16 to 24 years who were NEET

Source - www.ons.gov.uk

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