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Getting the measure of youth unemployment

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Getting the measure of youth unemployment

Published March 2011

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This Work Audit report calls for more measured debate on the subject of youth unemployment, as official statistics have often been subject to misinterpretation.

The report indicates that talk of a lost generation of young jobless people is too simplistic, for the current scale of youth unemployment should be understood in the context of greatly increased participation in post-16 education in recent decades