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Unemployment (Young People)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young people aged (a) 16 years, and (b) 17 years are currently unemployed; and how many are currently in their final year of schooling in Northern Ireland.

[holding answer 15 December 1987]: At 8 October 1987 there were 1,668 unemployed 16-year-olds and 3,327 unemployed 17-year-olds in Northern Ireland. It is not possible to determine how many 16 and 17-yearolds are currently in their final year of schooling. The numbers who leave school in the present school year can be assessed only after the end of the year.