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UK reduction in unemployment but still concern for the young

by on August 14, 2014

The BBC reports that despite reductions in youth (16-24) unemployment there is concern both about the remaining rate of youth unemployment and structural issues that will cause ongoing issues.  The report highlights that the IPPR has reviewed the relationships between jobs availability and those in training and notes that “94,000 people were trained in beauty and hair for just 18,000 jobs, while only 123,000 were trained in the construction and engineering sectors for an advertised 275,000 jobs”.  The BBC report also notes that 700,000 young people have never had a job.

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