National improvement to NEET rate but local challenges remain
Authors: Lizzie Crowley
22 May 2014
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Notes to editors
1. Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes, and Geraint Johnes, director, are both available for interviews, briefings and written comment.
2. The Work Foundation transforms people’s experience of work and the labour market through high quality applied research that empowers individuals and influences public policies and organisational practices.
3. Data on cities is from the Office for National Statistics’ Annual Population Survey – the data covers the period 2012 to 2013, and three datasets were combined to provide a sufficiently large sample size for the city level. However, as with all small area data estimation there are margins of error associated with the estimates. In particular margins or error are likely to be slightly larger in the following cities dues to smaller sample sizes: Aberdeen, Grimsby, Brighton, Swindon, Peterborough, Wirral & Ellesmere Port, Cambridge, Reading & Bracknell, Bournemouth, Southampton, Worthing, York
4. Boundary data for the cities are built up from Local Authority areas to approximate Travel to Work Areas – TTWA are better than administrative boundaries because these can fail to describe functional economic areas. For example, for the Coventry Travel to Work Area, data was combined from two Local Authorities: Coventry and Nuneaton & Bedworth. The map represents these geographic approximations.
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