Youth Unemployment Statistics

In February 2024, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reintroduced Labour Force Survey (LFS) data, which also includes a population reweighting. This is after only some experimental headline data was published between October 2023 and January 2024 due to falling response rates.

There were 481,000 young people aged 16 to 24 who were unemployed in October to December 2023, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous year.

Youth unemployment is currently at a historically low level. Youth unemployment fell to 406,000 in May to July 2022 which was the lowest recorded level since records began in 1992. However, since then it has been gradually increasing.

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