The Office for National Statistics said there were more men than women among 16 to 24-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET).
From April to June 2013:
- 357,000 unemployed NEETs were men
- 229,000 unemployed NEETs were women
The proportion of people aged 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training (NEET) was 15.1% from April to June 2013, down 1.3% on the same period in 2012.
The total of 1.09 million young NEETs is virtually unchanged from January to March this year, the Office for National Statistics said.
Just over half of NEETs were looking for work and were therefore classified as unemployed.
A Government spokeswoman said; "As part of the Youth Contract, we are spending £126 million over the next three years on extra targeted support for the 55,000 16- and 17-year-olds most in need of education and training.
"Our education reforms will create a world-class education system that will equip young people properly for both higher education and skilled, sustainable employment."
However figures released today show that most firms will not be taking part in the Government's Youth Contract employment scheme or are even aware that it exists.
Four out of five are not involved in the programme and almost a third of those polled by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (Rec) said they did not know about the scheme, while 36% had no plans to sign up to it.
Figures released by the Department for Education show that, for young people aged between 16-24;
- There were 968,000 NEETs in the second quarter of this year
- There were 979,000 NEETs at the same point in 2011
- 133,000 young people were considered NEETs in the same quarter five years ago
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has called the slight drop in the number of NEETs a, "glimmer of good news among the welter of awful statistics," but said that while the drop was welcome, "the number of NEETs is at least 100,000 higher than it was at the time of the general election."
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