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The Government do not publish unemployment forecasts broken down by age, or duration on benefit. The latest labour market statistics recorded 265,000 16 to 24-year-olds unemployed for over a year, and 73,100 18 to 24-year-olds on the Claimant Count for over a year.
To tackle long-term unemployment, the Government launched the Work programme in June 2011 that will provide personalised support to an expected 3.3 million claimants. The £1 billion Youth Contract will also support up to 500,000 young people into employment and education opportunities.