Unemployment
Mr. Lidington
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were not in education, employment or training in each quarter since April 2008.
Kevin Brennan
I have been asked to reply
The following table shows the number and percentage of all 16-241 year-olds in England who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in each quarter since Q2 2008.
These estimates are taken from the Labour Force Survey which, as with any sample survey, is subject to sampling variability. The estimates should therefore be considered along side their Confidence Intervals (CIs). CIs indicate how accurate an estimate is, for example, a 95% CI of+/-0.7 percentage points (pp) means that the true value is between 0.7pp above the estimate and 0.7pp below the estimate, for 95 per cent. of estimates.
These figures are not seasonally adjusted and therefore adjacent quarters are not directly comparable.
1Age used is respondents academic age. which is defined as their age at the preceding 31 August
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|Quarter| |Number of 16-24 year- old NEETs|Percentage of all 16-24 year-old NEET|95% confidence intervals (pp)|
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|Q2 |2008|837,000 |13.9 |+/-0.7 |
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|Q3 |2008|969,000 |16.1 |+/-0.7 |
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|Q4 |2008|854,000 |14.2 |+/-0.7 |
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|Q1 |2009|933,000 |15.5 |+/-0.7 |
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|Q2 |2009|956,000 |15.8 |+/-0.8 |
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|Q3 |2009|1,074,000 |17.9 |+/-0.8 |
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|Q4 |2009|895,000 |14.8 |+/-0.7 |
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The Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) publishes the above estimates every quarter and the further information can be found here
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/STR/d000913/NEETQBQ42009final.pdf