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COMMISSION ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CALLS FOR EMERGENCY ACTION AS RESEARCH FINDS £28BN TIMEBOMB ON UK FINANCES
A new report published yesterday by the Commission on Youth Unemployment finds that youth unemployment has reached emergency point. With 1 in 5 young people not in employment, education or training and a quarter of a million unemployed for over a year, the Commission says youth unemployment is not only one of the greatest challenges facing the country in human terms, but is also a £28bn timebomb under the nation’s finances.
Youth unemployment- the crisis we cannot afford identifies hotspots across Britain where youth unemployment has reached emergency levels. In these 600 hot-spots, covering 152 local authority areas, the proportion of young people claiming Jobseekers Allowance is double the national average.
Chaired by David Miliband MP on behalf of ACEVO, the charity leaders body, makes practical recommendations on what can be done to make Government’s ambition of abolishing long-term youth unemployment achievable.
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