Unemployed young want to work, but a third fear they never will

Tue, 16/07/2013 - 19:39 -- nick

Nine out of ten young people who aren't in employment, education or training want to work, but a third of them believe that they will never be given the chance.

A survey by lecturers' union UCU showed the cost youngsters were paying by dropping out of society, with more than a third (37%) saying that they rarely leave the house, a third experiencing depression and 15% reporting that they had mental health problems.

Education is the best defence against unemployment - OECD

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 15:37 -- nick

Staying in education for longer is the best defence against unemployment, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The OECD, which exists to promote economic well-being around the world, says that during the economic downturn those who did not complete secondary education experienced a bigger rise in unemployment than those who completed education to at least 18 years old.

More people have no qualifications in unemployment blackspots

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 13:06 -- nick

More people in areas with high unemployment have no qualifications than in areas with low joblessness.

A report by the University and College Union into qualifications levels in 632 parliamentary constituencies found that over a quarter of working age people in employment blackspots had no cetificates.

40 of the 50 areas with the most unqualified people were in the north, west midlands, Scotland and Wales which have higher unemployment rates, although the research found pockets of deprivation in every region.


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