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Youth Unemployment

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people have been unemployed for more than six months, but less than 12, and more than 12 months, respectively.

The numbers registered as unemployed are analysed by age and by duration of unemployment quarterly, and the latest figures, which are for January 1982, were published in table 2.6 of the February 1982 issue of the Department of Employment Gazette.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate has been made of the number of youth opportunities programme places needed later this year for school leavers who are not likely to secure normal jobs.

In 1982–83, the youth opportunities programme has been expanded to help around 630,000 unemployed young people of whom, it is estimated, some 400,000 will be current year school leavers.