Unemployment: Young People

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to tackle youth unemployment in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

Recent figures show youth unemployment in Northern Ireland has fallen 5.3% over the year. We have more to do. But the Government’s policy of reducing the structural deficit is helping deliver a sustainable economic recovery and directly assisting young people into employment.

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