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  1. Youth Unemployment Alan Ferrier & Ryan Scott Employability, Skills & lifelong Learning Analysis 5th April 2012

  2. Scotland & UK (1992 – 2011) SCOTLAND 24.7% UK 21.5%

  3. International Comparisons Spain (48.6%) Scotland (24.3%) UK (21.9%) Germany (7.1%)

  4. Youths in Scotland 603,000 16-24 year olds in Scotland 314,000 in EMPLOYMENT (52%) 186,000 INACTIVE (31%) 102,000 UNEMPLOYED (17%)

  5. Measurement of Headline Rates (16-24 year olds) • Unemployment Rate = 24.7% Proportion of active labour force who are seeking but cannot find work = employment level / economically active level (employed + unemployed) • Employment Rate = 52.1% Proportion of all 16-24s who are currently in work = employment level / total population • Inactivity Rate = 30.9% Proportion of all 16-24s who are currently inactive (not working, not looking) = inactivity level / total population

  6. Full time students • ILO Definition - without a job, have been actively seek work in the past four weeks and are available to start work in the next two weeks, or - out of work, have found a job and are waiting to start it in the next two weeks • Includes students

  7. Youths in Scotland 603,000 16-24 year olds in Scotland 314,000 in EMPLOYMENT (52%) 186,000 INACTIVE (31%) 102,000 UNEMPLOYED (17%) 36,000 enrolled in full-time education(35%) 67,000 not in full-time education(65%)

  8. Youth unemployment in local areas • LFS sample size too small at LA level • An alternative – Claimant Count • Claimant Count and unemployment are not equivalent measures • many unemployed are ineligible or do not claim, etc. • different denominator for rates

  9. Claimant count vs. unemployment for 16-24s in ScotlandData not seasonally adjusted

  10. Youth claimant count hotspots methodology • National hotspots • high claimant count level • improvement would make impact at national level • Local hotspots • high claimant count rate • concern locally but improvement may not have impact on national level

  11. Youth claimant count hotspots(12 month average to Jan 2012)

  12. Youth claimant count hotspots(12 month average to Jan 2012)

  13. Data and analysis (Youth Unemployment) • Data from the Labour Force Survey (ONS) • Available at Scotland level only • ONS regional labour market bulletin • headline indicators • SG secondary analysis • summary analysis of headline indicators • more detailed analysis published from April 2012

  14. Data and analysis (Claimant Count) • Data from Jobcentre Plus administrative system (ONS) • Available at Scotland level and local level • Nomis • data by geography, gender, age, duration, occupation sought, stocks and flows • Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics • data by geography, gender and age (18-24) • data for 16-24 year olds to be added in near future

  15. Any Questions? Feel free to contact us: labour-market.statistics@scotland.gsi.gov.uk