Latest figures have found that the number of young people not in education, employment or training has fallen. The number of these young people, or NEETs as they are referred to, has fallen dramatically in the last year, suggesting a positive move for both young people and the economy.
The figures were released by the Office of National Statistics and found that the number of NEETs in the country now totals 975,000, a figure down by 118,000 from last year. These figures are showing a positive light on the prospects of young people in the country with more in education undertaking university subjects such as BSc event management courses, as well as more 16- 24 year olds employed or in training.
The new figures have been well received by the government with Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock stating in this article, “I am delighted to see that the number of young people not in education, employment or training is at its lowest level since 2005,” and “This is further evidence that our long-term economic plan is securing young people’s future”.
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