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18/12/19 12:09

Employment, Unemployment and Inactivity for young people (16-24 years): Scotland

A statistics publication for Scotland.

New statistics from the Annual Population Survey have been released which show that 336,000 young people aged 16-24 years were in employment in Scotland in October 2018 to September 2019. The employment rate for young people was 59.0 per cent, higher than a year ago (57.9 per cent).

In the same period, 34,000 young people aged 16-24 years were unemployed. The unemployment rate for young people was 9.1 per cent, lower than a year ago (9.5 per cent).

In the same period, 199,000 young people aged 16-24 years were economically inactive. The economic inactivity rate for young people was 35.0 per cent, lower than the year before (36.1 per cent).

The figures released today were produced by independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.


Background

The latest Annual Population Survey data for October 2018 to September 2019 is compared with the annual data the year before, October 2017 to September 2018.

Read the full publication ‘Employment, Unemployment and Inactivity for young people (16-24 years): Scotland and UK’.

Read further information on Labour Market statistics within Scotland.

Information can also be obtained from Scottish Government open data

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – read more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland.

This release was pre-announced on the Scottish Government forthcoming publication.