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Former jobseeker 'turned down for jobs all the time'

30 October 2013 Last updated at 00:39 GMT

Thousands of young people are in danger of being trapped in a lifetime of unemployment, The Prince's Trust is warning.

Sean Pearson, 25, from Sunderland, was unemployed for six years and had to rely on jobseeker's allowance and help from his mother to get by.

"I kept on looking for jobs and got turned down for cleaning jobs, saying I didn't have enough experience," he says, "I got turned down like that all the time."

He says he lost touch with friends and stopped going out.

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