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14 September 2021 - Youth Unemployment - Oral evidence

Committee Youth Unemployment Committee
Inquiry Youth Unemployment

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Start times: 10:15am (private) 10:15am (public)

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Youth Unemployment Committee to hear evidence from the Office for National Statistics

In the final public evidence session of its inquiry, the Youth Unemployment Committee turn their attention to the Office for National Statistics. The objective of this session is for members to get an up-to-date understanding of the data available on youth unemployment as the Committee starts to work on its draft report.

  • This evidence session is due to be held remotely and streamed on Parliament TV.
  • The committee’s work can be followed on its website and via Twitter.

Meeting details

At 10:15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Director of Economic Statistics Development at Office for National Statistics
At 11:45am: Private discussion
Inquiry Youth Unemployment

Themes for discussion

  • How the ONS defines, captures, analyses and interprets statistics on youth employment and unemployment, and how the process could be improved.
  • How today’s youth unemployment rate compares to that of recent decades.
  • How accurately data collection methods capture personal characteristics such as data on hard to reach ethnic minority groups like the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community.
  • Whether other sources of data, such as the claimant count, provide an accurate reflection of the number of young people who are out of work.
  • How the Government uses ONS data to design and implement effective policy interventions for young people.

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