The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) has risen by the highest quarterly figure in a decade, latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. Overall, an estimated 797,000 16- to 24-years-olds in the UK were NEET in October to December 2020. This was up 39,000 on the previous quarter and is the largest quarterly rise since July to September 2011.

Of those who were NEET in the final quarter of 2020, 460,000 were young men and 336,000 were young women, the new report shows.


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