Youth Unemployment Falls

The latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) Labour Market statistical data released today, 12 December 2012, show continued growth in the UK labour market.  
Employment is increasing at a slower rate than in the early months of 2012, but there are no signs yet of it going into reverse.

 

The large reduction in unemployment is partly accounted for by an increase in the number of young people who are in full-time education or in apprenticeships. However, youth unemployment is still unacceptably high at almost 19 per cent.