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Youth drop-out figures 'higher in North of England'

Blackspots for youth disengagement where high levels of youngsters are not in education, work or training (Neet) have been revealed in a new report.

In Grimsby, Doncaster, Warrington and Wigan, nearly a quarter of 16- to 24-year-olds are Neet.

In a further nine cities in England and Wales, drop-out rates for youngsters are about one in five.

The Work Foundation report blames a tough jobs market and cuts to youth services and education.

Judith Moritz reports from Wigan

  • 04 Nov 2011
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