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Youth unemployment figures in London

According to the latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics there are 177,400 sixteen to twenty-four year-olds who are unemployed in the capital.

The study was carried out in 2012.

Below is a breakdown of the worst affected boroughs in London.

  • Barking and Dagenham: 4,000
  • Barnet: 4,800
  • Bexley: 2,800
  • Brent: 2,900
  • Bromley: 3,200
  • Camden: 2,300
  • Croydon: 7,900
  • Ealing: 6,800
  • Enfield: 5,200
  • Greenwich: 4,500
  • Hackney: 2,000
  • Hammersmith and Fulham: 2,600
  • Haringey: 1,100
  • Harrow: 2,900
  • Havering: 3,400
  • Hillingdon: 3,500
  • Hounslow: 4,700
  • Islington: 3,200
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 1,000
  • Kingston upon Thames: 1,900
  • Lambeth: 6,100
  • Lewisham: 4,900
  • Merton: 2,200
  • Newham: 4,900
  • Redbridge: 2,600
  • Richmond upon Thames: 1,500
  • Southwark: 6,300
  • Sutton: 2,900
  • Tower Hamlets: 3,100
  • Waltham Forest: 4,500
  • Wandsworth: 4,000
  • Westminster: 3,400

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London bucks trend for youth unemployment

Job Centre Plus. Credit: Danny Lawson, PA.

London is the only part of the country to experience a drop in long-term youth unemployment over the last two years, according to a report by the Trades Union Congress.

The rest of England has seen an increase of almost 25 percent since the coalition government came to power in 2010.

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Young Londoners speak of employment difficulty

A new study by the Trade Unions Congress has found in the capital, 6,500 young people aged between 18 and 24 have been out of work for more than 12 months.

Total youth unemployment has risen by 58% since the year 2000.

We've been speaking to Londoners Alex Kouam, Sophia Kichou and Claudette Shay from Centrepoint Parliament, who have struggled to find work.

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