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Young People: Unemployed

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to publish statistics on those not in education, employment or training for the first quarter of 2008; what the schedule for publication of this statistical series is; and if he will make a statement. (220662)

The labour force survey (LFS) NEET statistics for the first quarter of 2008 will be published on the Department’s website at the same time as the quarter 2 figures, as part of the NEET quarterly brief. We intend to publish this by the end of August, following analysis of the raw quarter 2 LFS data, which will become publicly available on the 13 August.

The NEET quarterly brief is not a National Statistics publication and does not have a pre-arranged set of publication dates. It is published voluntarily by the Department, usually one or two weeks after the LFS data becomes available, in order that the public has access to NEET figures from a variety of sources. The latest published NEET quarterly brief, including data up until quarter 4 2007, is available at:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/STA/index.shtml