Youth unemployment

I am one in a million

March 2012

Youth unemployment is at a record high, affecting over one million young people in the UK. It is a particular problem in the most deprived areas of England, where the unemployment rate among 16-24 years is over 30%. Academic studies have shown that extended spells of unemployment have harmful effects on young people’s future prospects that persist for at least 20 years, as well as being a huge waste of talent and productivity.