% of Job Seekers Allowance Claimants Aged 24 and Under

Nearly 1 in 3 people out of work and claiming Job Seekers Allowance across the county are aged 24 and under. When employers tighten their belts and scale back on recruitment across the UK, young people with less work experience can find it increasingly more difficult to enter the labour market.

Source: ONS Nomis

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  Q4 2012 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013
Devon 29.3 29.3 27.4 28.1
Plymouth 33.1 32.7 31.2 32.3
Torbay 24.6 25.6 23.7 24.6
Somerset 31.1 30.6 29.1 31.0
UK 27.6 27.0 26.1 27.5
East Devon 27.0 26.5 23.0 24.8
Exeter 29.0 29.6 28.6 27.8
Mid Devon 32.7 30.6 29.6 30.4
North Devon 30.5 31.3 30.0 30.0
South Hams 28.8 28.2 25.3 27.2
Teignbridge 25.7 27.0 23.9 25.8
Torridge 33.3 31.9 31.9 31.4
West Devon 29.2 30.1 27.5 29.2