The number of 18 to 24 year-olds currently not in employment, education or training (Neet) has shot up to 18.4% in England.

The figure, taken from April to June of this year, is the highest second quarter recorded by the Department of Education since 2006.

Almost a million young people (979,000) aged between 16 and 24 are considered Neet in the latest Labour Force Survey.

This figure is set to increase even further in the next few months when many school, college and university courses finish.

Despite these increases the numher of Neet young people aged 16 to 18 fell throughout the second quarter.

This is partly because of the government’s continued efforts to keep young people in education or training.

Conversely the number of 19 to 24-year-olds considered Neet has reached a high of 19.1%.

These findings join the recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show that youth unemployment for 16 to 24-year olds has risen from 20% to 20.2% in the three months leading up to June.

Latest education roles from

Theatre Manager

Theatre Manager

MidKent College

Event Support Team Leader

Event Support Team Leader

MidKent College

E-Sport Technician

E-Sport Technician

MidKent College

Digital Technician

Digital Technician

MidKent College

Student Welfare Officer

Student Welfare Officer

MidKent College

Head of Langdon College (London)

Head of Langdon College (London)

Kisharon Langdon

Your thoughts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *