Youth Unemployment: Long-Term Jobless Warning
The number of young people out of work for longer than two years has more than doubled since 2008.
A new study by The Prince's Trust showed a 168% increase, with an even bigger jump in 18 to 24-year-olds out of work for at least six months.
Yorkshire and the Humber had the biggest increase in those claiming jobseeker's allowance for six months or longer, with some parts of the region hit by a 12-fold rise since before the recession.
There were 17 times as many young people out of work in Melton in Leicestershire and south Somerset than four years ago, the youth charity said.
Martina Milburn, chief executive of The Prince's Trust, said: "Long-term unemployment can lead to a downward spiral of poverty, homelessness,†depression."
The charity will stage a youth forum on unemployment on Wednesday, on the same day as the latest official jobless figures are published.
what do you think?
People who have never worked before have the hardest time getting onto the jobs ladder.
people who have never had the chance to work
What with the population heading towards the 70 million mark, the true figure is a state secret and is kept from us along with the true unemployment figures.The recession set to continue for another 10/15 years the situation looks bleak for just about everyone who is seeking honest employment. It is about time the Gov. called a halt to massive aid programs to countries wealthier than us and put Britain first for a change. Work creation is possible just as long as good money is not thrown away abroad on dead causes such as europe and whoever asks for it. The choice is simple either give hope to Britain or face a massive backlash sooner rather than later.
Just like Michael J Fox we are back to the future. 1980s again anyone? Children left on the scrapheap again, demonised by the Tory party for not having a job that does not exist and not being trained or helped to find work. So starts the next generation of British people without any sense of hope and self worth wandering the country failing because they were failed by the government of ours.
What about the 70's. It's not all about Tory years. If we would have had money in reserve or gold to sell then we would be able to weather but as we don't!!! Who spent money on contracts we didn't need and wasting money on liberalism and sold our gold reserves? Short selective memory a lot of people have.
Not that I was around much in the 70s, but at least we had a manufacturing industry, mining, steel, british owned mass car production and heavy chemicals. Kids left school and could enter apprenticeships and learn a trade. What options do most have now?
we had a roof over our heads as well now no housing
I wonder whether anyone has realised there is a world recession and we like others are the victims of exogenous shock. We can not artificially create work - world agencies are looking at how to kick start trade flows without f u e l ing inflation. Do not try to over simplify the situation. One government tries to buy us out of the problem leaving a massive debt overhang. And by the way seems f u e l ing is an offensive word according to orange
Oh Blue Side I know it's a world wide recession, something that the Tory supporters on here only remember when they need another excuse for failing. Most of the time they seem to think Gordon Brown and Tony Blair caused the whole thing.
Same old story - can't get a job without experience, can't get experience without a job. I was a youngster when Maggie was P.M and it was an absolute nightmare trying to find work. Now, with the economy crushed, it is the youngsters and the older workers who suffer most.
Problem is these days its either who you know or relative experience required. I worked part time for a uni and did it off my own back after being on job seekers for 3 months. Ive been there 2 years and even progressed into a better job role. I dont think that its all about training, no one is helping people how to interview which goes a long way with first impressions etc. Some arent willing to help themselves though which unfortunately is a sad situation but then these same few are moaning about having no money. Its a neverending circle
as the young generation are BRITAINS FUTURE................... it is more than just a tad worrying !!
Most of the country are employed (in non jobs) by the government. Same as dole scroungers. Only difference is, dole scroungers get less.
way to go coatsy all these good fior nothing dole scrounders living it up on 40 quid a week ought to be ashamed of themselves eh. how dare they refuse to take one of the thousands of jobs out there. you my friend are a first class idiot
When will we all wake up. Just go back to Thatcher and her legacy, a generation who have never known what it is like to be employed. This government is taking the same approach, hitting the worst off, choking the economy and CON-DEMning another generation to a life on benefits.
i should imagine that this government .and its actions ..will have inspired anarchy and perhaps civil war among those unemployed youngsters . whilst it may not be p.c to agree with anarchy the reasons for it come down squarely on the shoulders of those at westminster that are living the high life at the lowlifes (us) expense !!
For the past 40 years declining standards in education have produced generations of people without the necessary skills and attitude to compete on the world job market. This is proved because companies in this country can not find people with the required skills and have to recruit from outside. As a former employer of young people I noticed this decline in education, attitude and work ethic. I also know that despite the economic doom and gloom that young people who have managed to get a good education in marketable subjects, have the right attitude and are prepared to work hard will find good jobs. The only person who will get you a job is you and the more you rely on others the less chance you have.