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Young People: Unemployment

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 16 to 18-year-olds are not in education, training or employment. (177270)

We estimate that 206,000 young people of academic age 16 to 181 in England were not in education, employment or training (NEET) at the end of 2006. This represents 10.3 per cent. of all 16 to 18-year-olds.

1 Academic age is defined as age at the start of the academic year, 31 August.