Youth joblessness not so severe, says stats critic

first_imgSunday 13 February 2011 11:03 pm Youth joblessness not so severe, says stats critic Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute BRITAIN’S youth unemployment is bad but exaggerated by the government’s statistics office, an ex-Treasury statistician has said ahead of the latest labour market figures released on Wednesday.Unemployed young people account for “barely one per cent of the population,” claimed economic data guru Simon Briscoe.More young adults are attending tertiary education than ever before – a fact which the Office of National Statistics (ONS) ignores, distorting the figures, Briscoe claimed.Whereas it has been reported that 18 per cent of young people are unemployed, when including young people in education (as not unemployed), the figure is less than 13 per cent.“An unemployment rate under 13 per cent and a percentage point below where it was at the last peak in 1993 is just not so sexy – despite it being a more accurate measure of youth unemployment,” Briscoe said.There are currently less than 400,000 people aged 18 to 24 claiming jobseekers’ allowance, compared to over 1m in the mid 1980s, and over 800,000 in the early 1990s — although tougher conditions on benefits are partly behind the fall, he said. Sharecenter_img KCS-content More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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