Statistics revealed this morning show that youth unemployment has risen for another quarter.

According to the  Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the three months to January 2012 there were 1.04 million unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds, up 16,000 from the three months to October 2011.

The unemployment rate for 16 to 24-year-olds was 22.5 per cent in the three months to January 2012, up 0.4 percentage points from the three months to October 2011.

Excluding people in full-time education, there were 731,000 unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds in the three months to January 2012, up 1,000 from the three months to October 2011.

The ONS also say that there were 3.60 million 16 to 24-years-olds in employment, down 32,000 from the three months to October 2011.

There were 2.66 million economically inactive 16 to 24-year-olds, while the ONS say most of those were in full-time education. This figure is up 6,000 on the three months to October 2011.