All 9 regions of England see fall in 16- to 18-year-olds NEET – Press releases – GOV.UK


Today Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock welcomed new figures showing the number of 16- to 18-year-olds not in education, employment or training is falling in all 9 regions of England, equating to thousands more young people in education, employment or training.

The 2013 figures, drawn from data collected by local authorities, show that for 16- to 18-year-olds the number of NEETs compared to the previous year fell by:

19% in London
12% in the North West
9% in the North East
9% in the East of England
7% in the South East
5% in the South West

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