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16 to 19-year-olds: York

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of 16 to 19-year-olds in York were (a) in education, training or work and (b) registered as unemployed in each year since 1992. (106459)

The information requested is as follows.

(a) The percentage of 16 and 17-year-olds in education and work-based learning in York since 1997 is shown in Table 1. Data is not available at this local education authority level before 1997. Also reliable data is not available at this local level on the proportion in work or for 18 and 19-year-olds.

Table 1: 16 and 17-year-olds in York in education and work-based learning

Percentage

1997

91

1998

88

1999

87

2000

85

2001

85

2002

82

2003

81

2004

82

(b) The percentage of 16 to 19-year-olds claiming jobseekers' allowance in York in January of each year since 1992 is shown in Table 2.

Table 2: 16 to 19-year-olds in York claiming jobseekers' allowance in January (claimant count)

Percentage

1992

4

1993

6

1994

6

1995

5

1996

6

1997

4

1998

3

1999

3

2000

3

2001

2

2002

2

2003

2

2004

2

2005

2

2006

2