Long-term youth unemployment in England has increased by almost a quarter since the coalition came to power, according to a study.
The TUC said some regions had been hit by rises of over 50% in the number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work for longer than six months.
- The North West was the worst-hit region (53% increase), followed by the East of England (40%) and Yorkshire and the Humber (29%).
- London was the only part of England to witness a fall.
- The number of young people unemployed for more than a year has increased almost nine-fold over the past decade.
- Youth unemployment had risen by 78% over the same period.
- Wages for young people have fallen in real terms since the year 2000, while they have increased for other groups, said the TUC.
- Workers aged between 18 and 21 have seen their pay rise by 35%, around 3% less than the rise in inflation, compared with average wage increases of 41%, said the report.
The number of young people unemployed for more than a year has increased almost nine-fold over the past decade, according to a new study.
The TUC said the number of 18 to 24-year-olds out of work had soared by 874%, from 6,260 to 60,955 since 2000, going up by 264% in the last year alone.
Long-term unemployment across all age groups increased by 50%