Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Long-term youth unemployment is up by 23 per cent while government support is cut by 26 per cent

via ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC by Anjum Klair

TUC analysis published today [15 October 2012] shows that long-term youth unemployment in England has increased by 23 per cent since the government came to power in May 2010.

The North West is the worst hit region with a 53 per cent increase (26,000 ) in the number of 16-24 year-olds out of work for six months or longer, followed by the East of England 40 per cent (11,309) and Yorkshire and the Humber 29 per cent (11,769). London is the only area to have witnessed a small fall.

The TUC research also shows that as long-term unemployment has rocketed government support for unemployed young people has fallen by 26 per cent following the replacement of the previous government's Youth Guarantee (which included the Future Jobs Fund) with the new Youth Contract.

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