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Youth unemployment in Northamptonshire fell by 40 per cent in a year

File photo dated 15/07/09 of a person passing a Job Centre Plus. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 25, 2011. Nick Clegg will pledge to create hundreds of thousands of work placements for young people in the face of record levels of youth unemployment. The Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats is to announce the creation of a �1 billion Youth Contract aimed at helping jobless young people get back into work or education. The move comes the day after official figures revealed that a record 1,163,000 16 to 24-year-olds were 'NEET' (not in education, employment or training) in the third quarter of this year. The number of people in this age group who are looking for work also increased by 67,000 in the quarter to September to 1.02 million, the worst total since comparable records began in 1992. Mr Clegg will announce that under the Youth Contract, from next April, over a three-year period at least 410,000 work places will be found for 18 to 24-year-olds. This includes wage s

File photo dated 15/07/09 of a person passing a Job Centre Plus. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 25, 2011. Nick Clegg will pledge to create hundreds of thousands of work placements for young people in the face of record levels of youth unemployment. The Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats is to announce the creation of a �1 billion Youth Contract aimed at helping jobless young people get back into work or education. The move comes the day after official figures revealed that a record 1,163,000 16 to 24-year-olds were 'NEET' (not in education, employment or training) in the third quarter of this year. The number of people in this age group who are looking for work also increased by 67,000 in the quarter to September to 1.02 million, the worst total since comparable records began in 1992. Mr Clegg will announce that under the Youth Contract, from next April, over a three-year period at least 410,000 work places will be found for 18 to 24-year-olds. This includes wage s

Unemployment among young people in Northamptonshire has fallen by more than 40 per cent in a year, Job Centre Plus has revealed.

Comparisons between June 2014 and June 2013 show that the number of people aged 18 ​to 24 who were looking for jobs fell from 3,845 to 2,255.

Overall unemployment in the county fell from 14,720 to 10,105 - or 31 per cent - in the same period.

Peter Chaplin, the Job Centre Plus manager for Northamptonshire, said the main factor in getting people into a job was helping them take small steps back into the workplace.

He said: “It’s immensely satisfying getting people into employment and the vast majority of people we see want to work.

“What we have been offering is that first step on the ladder, which, although they may not get a paid job immediately, makes people more employable.

“We offer training and also work placements with certain employers who then pledge to offer an interview at the end of that period.”

The month-on-month stats show that job seekers allowance claimants fell two per cent in Northamptonshire from May 2014 to June 2014.

In the same period, claimants aged 18-24 dropped 10 per cent.

 

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