Our young people are already facing a toxic combination of increasing unemployment, high tuition fees and inadequate government support for those people out of work.
"Now we discover they are at a hugely increased risk of being long-term unemployed and are losing out in the wage stakes as well.
"Now is certainly not the time to be young in the UK.
"With a strong recovery still failing to take hold, the bleak prospects facing young workers and young jobseekers is going to be with us for some considerable time to come."
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