Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter Bookmark and Share   Feed

Monday, 14th April 2014

UK: The Geography of Youth Unemployment: a Route Map for Change

Source: Work Foundation (UK)

From Executive Summary:

The UK has a youth unemployment crisis: almost million young people in the UK are unemployed and the size of this group was rising even during times of economic growth. Currently one in five young people are seeking work but are unable to find it. Worryingly, this means that labour market conditions for young people have seen little improvement since recovery started.

There are large differences in youth unemployment levels within the UK which reflect a familiar pattern of labour market disadvantage. In most cases the places with the highest youth unemployment rates are those that have experienced economic distress for some time and have failed to adjust to the changing geography of the UK’s economy. Rates of youth unemployment are very high in towns and cities which previously relied on traditional industries for jobs and growth, many of which have seen large reductions in employment. Many of these towns and cities saw little growth during the good times and have been hit hard by the recession. These include coal-mining towns such as Barnsley and Mansfield, the seaside towns of Blackpool and Hastings, former textile manufactures such as Bolton, Blackburn and Huddersfield, and the coastal industrial towns of Middlesbrough, Hull, and Grimsby.

Yet even in cities with successful economies the rate of youth unemployment remains far too high. In Cambridge, Bournemouth and Reading, some of the cities with the lowest levels of youth unemployment, there are still over one in ten young people who want work but cannot access it. This means that even those cities with the lowest rates (for example rates in the best performing cities stand at around 13 per cent) are still a third higher than the German national average (at 8.6 per cent) and double that of Germany’s best performing cities (for instance rates are only 5 per cent in Hamburg).

+ Direct link to document (PDF; 1.3 MB)


Category:

Source:

Views: 727


Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

More articles by Adrian Janes »



Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Innography Comes of Age
    Wednesday, 20th August 2014

    Following her review of Innography and its key intellectual property products, Cathy Chiba considers the company's evolution and the value it offers its customers.

  • Click to view the article A User-Centred Approach to Privacy
    Wednesday, 20th August 2014

    There's been a lot of focus on data privacy recently and news stories often show how organisations are failing to protect their customers' data but are users doing enough to protect themselves? This article looks at how users and organisations can better protect personal data.

  • Click to view the article Due Diligence - from Business Burden to Business Benefit
    Tuesday, 19th August 2014

    Organisations face growing legal and reputational risks associated with doing business. These risks have become even more significant because of mounting pressure from regulators and an increase in business carried out in higher risk jurisdictions. Increasingly complex business regulations such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act ensure that companies thoroughly examine third-party relationships to tackle the risk of money laundering, bribery and corruption and sanctions regimes. Mark Dunn looks at what the law says regarding Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Bribery & Corruption, and how organisations can mitigate the risk of becoming involved in corruption through third parties (e.g. agents, suppliers) by implementing a simplified or Enhanced Due Diligence process.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"FreePint's CoPs are: 'extremely relevant' and 'well worth attending'." Information Centre Manager, Financial, Government

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »