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Report reveals blackspots for young people not in education, employment or training across Great Britain
A report published ylast week by The Work Foundation and Private Equity Foundation has uncovered ten blackspots for youth disengagement - cities where between one in five and one in four young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET).The recession exacerbated this problem, with the largest increases in NEET rates in those cities which already had high levels.
Launched as part of a research partnership with the Private Equity Foundation, Off the map? The geography of NEETs examines NEET rates for 16 - 24 year olds across Great Britain. It identifies a group of blackspots for the problem (see appendix 1 for full listing and map) and argues that without effective, targeted action from government and business, a generation of young people in these cities will face a bleak future in the labour market.