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Unemployment: Young People

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL9349, tabled on 20 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 16 year olds, (2) 17 year olds, and (3) 18 year olds, have registered as unemployed in the last three months.

Answered on

2 November 2020

The number of people who registered for unemployment related benefits are published as part of the Alternative Claimant Count and are available by age.

Alternative Claimant Count – Monthly On Flows, June to August 2020, UK

Age

June

July

August

16

567

457

198

17

2,026

1,699

604

18

11,962

11,066

8,082

Source: Alternative Claimant Count - On Flows

Notes:

  1. Statistical disclosure control has been applied to this table to avoid the release of confidential data.
  2. On-flows are defined as the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits in month t, who were not claiming in the previous month (t-1).
  3. Figures are standardised to control for 4 and 5 week counting periods.

This data is published and available at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk