21/05/2019

8.1% Of NI Youths Out Of Work

16,000 young people in Northern Ireland aged between 16 and 24 are not in employment, education or training (NEET), it has emerged.
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The Labour Force Survey, released by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) found that 8.1% of all people in this age group were not attending any place of work or completing any training courses in the first three months of 2019. A large number of these, 12,000, were not actively looking for employment.

Within the UK, Northern Ireland had the lowest NEET rate for the age group. The UK average of young people living in this situation was 10.3%.



(JG/CM)

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