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Social Security Benefits: Young People

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 18 to 24 year olds were not in employment, education or training in each quarter since 1992; and what proportion in each quarter were claiming (a) jobseeker’s allowance and (b) other benefits. (122109)

[holding answer 22 February 2007]: Information on the proportion of 18 to 24-year-olds not in employment, education or training claiming benefits is not available.

Information on the number and proportion of 18 to 24-year-olds who were not in employment, education or training in the United Kingdom in each quarter since 1992 is in the table.

Date

18-24 not in employment, education or training1

Proportion of 18-24 not in employment, education or training (percentage)

Spring 1992

1,163,000

20.1

Summer 1992

1,306,000

23.5

Autumn 1992

1,173,000

21.3

Winter 1992

1,170,000

21.4

Spring 1993

1,174,000

21.0

Summer 1993

1,261,000

23.5

Autumn 1993

1,130,000

21.3

Winter 1993

1,065,000

20.3

Spring 1994

1,065,000

19.8

Summer 1994

1,244,000

24.2

Autumn 1994

1,028,000

20.2

Winter 1994

993,000

19.1

Spring 1995

958,000

18.6

Summer 1995

1,093,000

21.4

Autumn 1995

982,000

19.4

Winter 1995

897,000

17.9

Spring 1996

860,000

17.3

Summer 1996

956,000

19.5

Autumn 1996

863,000

17.7

Winter 1996

805,000

16.6

Spring 1997

759,000

15.7

Summer 1997

871,000

18.2

Autumn 1997

706,000

14.8

Winter 1997

709,000

14.9

Spring 1998

699,000

14.7

Summer 1998

795,000

16.8

Autumn 1998

710,000

15.0

Winter 1998

705,000

14.8

Spring 1999

667,000

14.0

Summer 1999

781,000

16.3

Autumn 1999

678,000

14.2

Winter 1999

692,000

14.5

Spring 2000

665,000

13.9

Summer 2000

746,000

15.6

Autumn 2000

673,000

14.0

Winter 2000

681,000

14.1

Spring 2001

655,000

13.5

Summer 2001

740,000

15.2

Autumn 2001

708,000

14.5

Winter 2001

701,000

14.3

Spring 2002

685,000

13.9

Summer 2002

787,000

15.9

Autumn 2002

699,000

14.0

Winter 2002

710,000

14.2

Spring 2003

703,000

14.0

Summer 2003

803,000

15.9

Autumn 2003

702,000

13.8

Winter 2003

672,000

13.2

Spring 2004

682,000

13.3

Summer 2004

805,000

15.7

Autumn 2004

749,000

14.6

Winter 2004

736,000

14.3

Spring 2005

752,000

14.6

Summer 2005

831,000

16.0

Autumn 2005

801,000

15.4

Winter 2005

792,000

15.2

Spring 2006

780,000

14.9

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.

Source:

Labour Force Survey