Employment figures have been rising with unemployment falling to an 11 year low last month- why are the number of 'economically inactive' young people on the rise?
The Share Radio Evening Show
The number of young people in the UK who are not in education, employment or training - known as NEETs- has risen.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that the number of 16-24 year olds who are classed as economically inactive between July and September increased by 14,000 from the previous quarter.
There are now 857,000 young people out of work, education or training- a total of 11.9%.
To find out more about this Simon spoke to labour market expert and director of the consultancy the Jobs Economist, John Philpott.