Emma Reynolds – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Emma Reynolds on 2016-10-11.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to reduce youth unemployment in areas with high levels of youth unemployment.

Damian Hinds

Since 2010 the youth claimant count has fallen in all regions, and only 5.7% of the youth population are unemployed and not in full-time education, a rate that is near record low. We are investing further in an intensive support regime for young people, equipping them with vital skills to not only find a job, but build capability to sustain work.