Youth Unemployment continues to rise
Youth unemployment in the UK has reached a new high with 1.04 million 16 to 24 year-olds now without a job, statistics published today have revealed.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that youth unemployment increased by 22,000 during the final quarter of 2011 compared with the previous three months.
The unemployment rate for young people was 22.2% and 0.3% higher than in the previous quarter.
According to the ONS figures, the UK's total number of unemployed increased by 48,000 to 2.67 million in the three months to December.
The unemployment rate for the UK was 8.4% and at its highest point since 1995.
With the UK's youth unemployment problem refusing to go away, initiatives such as our Young Million campaign are vital in helping prepare this demographic to enter the world of work.
By offering advice on leadership development, CV writing as well as interactions with senior leaders, Young Million provides young people with the opportunity to stand out to potential employers. The extra skills and confidence the course gives can make all the difference when looking for a job.
Read the BBC news article on the latest publication of UK unemployment figures
Read the ONS Labour market statistics for the final quarter of 2011
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