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Unemployed: Qualifications

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of unemployed people between 18 and 24 years old in England whose highest qualification is (a) Level 4, (b) Level 3, (c) Level 2 and (d) below Level 2. (303305)

The following table gives estimates of the highest qualification breakdown of ILO unemployed people aged 18 to 24 in England. These data are from the quarter 3 (July to September) 2009 Labour Force Survey.

Qualification levels of ILO unemployed people aged 18 to 24, England

Percentage

Level 4 and above

20.7

Level 3

22.8

Level 2

23.9

Below level 2

23.8

No Qualifications

8.7

Base:

People aged 18 to 24, England

Source:

Quarter 3 2009 Labour Force Survey