Young people hit hardest as faltering economy impacts on labour market
Authors: Andrew Sissons
14 September 2011
- Comparing June with March the public sector shed 111,000 jobs, while the private sector only managed to create 41,000.
- Those aged 18-24 saw the sharpest rise in unemployment. An extra 77,000 individuals in this age group were unemployed in the three months to July compared with the previous three months.
- Andrew Sissons is available for interviews, briefings and written comment. Experts are also available for briefings, interviews and comment on regional dimensions and youth unemployment.
- The report, entitled The Next Wave of Innovation: Five areas that could pull Britain clear of recession, and full press release are available at www.biginnovationcentre.com.
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