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Youth unemployment soars

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.

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Young people with few qualifications 'need support'

Young people with few qualifications and skills are being pushed furthest from the jobs market, and it is these young people who need the most support from employers, charities and the Government.

"If we fail to give these vulnerable young people a chance, we will lose thousands of them to an ever-growing dole queue."

– Martina Milburn, chief executive of youth charity the Prince's Trust

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