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Young People: Unemployment

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people under the age of 25 years were not in education, employment or training in (a) Bolton and (b) England in the last year which figures are available.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes The Minister for Universities and Science, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The following provides estimates of the number and proportion of people aged(1) 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training (NEET) in Bolton local authority and England in 2010. These estimates are from the Annual Population Survey.

People aged 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training (NEET) in 2010
Number Percentage Confidence Interval
England 994,000 16.6 +/- 0.5pp
Bolton 6,000 17.4 +/-5.8pp

Please note that these estimates are subject to large sampling variability and should therefore be treated with caution and viewed in conjunction with their Confidence Intervals(2) (CIs), which indicate how accurate an estimate is. For example, a CI of +/-5.8 percentage points (pp) means that the true value is between 5.8pp above the estimate and 5.8pp below the estimate.

(1 )Age used is academic age, which is defined as the respondents age as at the preceding 31 August.

(2) Those given are 95% confidence intervals.

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