Last year youth unemployment average was 23.52% in the United Kingdom.
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Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to an OECD report which shows young people in the UK spend almost two and a half years out of work, longer than in many of our competitors, said:
“A jobless generation is paying the price for this Government’s failure to get young people into work.
“Young people in the UK spend almost two-and-a-half years out of work on average – more than double those of our competitors and over 30 per cent more than in Germany and Australia.
Original article published on The Guardian
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