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Young People: Employment

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many 18 to 24-year-olds who were neither in education, employment and training, nor claiming jobseeker’s allowance nor engaged in the new deal for young people there were in each quarter since 1996; (121232)

(2) how many 18 to 24-year-olds were not in education, employment and training in each quarter since 1996.

[holding answer 19 February 2007]: The information requested is in the following table.

Date

18-24 not in employment, education or training1

Spring 1996

860,000

Summer 1996

956,000

Autumn 1996

863,000

Winter 1996

805,000

Spring 1997

759,000

Summer 1997

871,000

Autumn 1997

706,000

Winter 1997

709,000

Spring 1998

699,000

Summer 1998

795,000

Autumn 1998

710,000

Winter 1998

705,000

Spring 1999

667,000

Summer 1999

781,000

Autumn 1999

678,000

Winter 1999

692,000

Spring 2000

665,000

Summer 2000

746,000

Autumn 2000

673,000

Winter 2000

681,000

Spring 2001

655,000

Summer 2001

740,000

Autumn 2001

708,000

Winter 2001

701,000

Spring 2002

685,000

Summer 2002

787,000

Autumn 2002

699,000

Winter 2002

710,000

Spring 2003

703,000

Summer 2003

803,000

Autumn 2003

702,000

Winter 2003

672,000

Spring 2004

682,000

Summer 2004

805,000

Autumn 2004

749,000

Winter 2004

736,000

Spring 2005

752,000

Summer 2005

831,000

Autumn 2005

801,000

Winter 2005

792,000

Spring 2006

780,000

1 Rounded to the nearest thousand.

Note:

NEET numbers are calculated using the DFES statistical definition. These data are seasonally unadjusted and so any comparisons should be made on a year to year basis.