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Unemployment

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of trends in the level of worklessness among the under 25s since 1997 . (156440)

Claimant unemployment is now falling for 18-24 year olds. This is the result of our successful employment policies, including the new deal. Almost three quarters of a million 18-24 year olds have been helped into work through new deal for young people.