Youth unemployment at record low

According to new data from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, youth unemployment in the UK has dropped to a record-low level, having fallen by a figure of around 174,000 since 2010.

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) is currently at its lowest level for ten years, with more than nine in ten 16 to 17-year-olds actively preparing themselves for their future career.

Skills minister Nick Boles said: “These record-low rates of young people not in employment, education or training demonstrate that our economic plan is working. No young person should be left without the opportunity of a regular wage and high-quality training, that’s why we will create three million new apprenticeships over the next five years.”