The proportion of young people NEET fell across all summary age groups and was the lowest on record for 16-18 year olds.
- This was driven by a fall in the proportion of each age group not in education or training (NET) and a rise in the employment rate of the NET group.
- The 16-18 NEET rate fell 1.5 percentage points in the year to January to March 2014 to 6.7% which is the lowest since comparable data began in 2001.
- The 19-24 NEET rate fell by 2.3 percentage points (to 15.9%) in the same period and the overall 16-24 rate fell by 2.0 percentage points* (to 13.1%)
The NET rate also fell across all summary age groups.
- The proportion of 16-18 and 16-24 year olds NET in January to March 2014 was the lowest since comparable data began in 2001.
- The NET rate for 16-18 year olds was 13.3% which is a fall of 1.4 percentage points in the year including a fall of 1.6 percentage points in the proportion of 16 year olds NET.
- The 19-24 NET rate fell by 0.6 percentage points (to 57.5%) and the overall 16-24 NET rate fell by 0.8 percentage points (to 43.9%)
- The 16, 17 and 18 year old NET rates were all the lowest since comparable data began in 2001.