Youth unemployment statistics

459,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in December 2022– February 2023, which is at a similar level to both the quarter and the year before.

Youth unemployment is currently at a historically low level.

Youth unemployment fell to 372,000 in June-August 2022 which was the lowest recorded level since records began in 1992.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16–24-year-olds was 10.8%. This is the same as the previous quarter but down from 11.2% the year before.

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