The Department for Education and the Office for National Statistics have published the latest details of UK NEET numbers.
The latest data shows that the proportion of 16-18 year olds NEET (not in education, employment or training) increased by 1.4 percentage points on last year reaching 12.2%. This increase could be explained by last years NEET statistics were unexpectedly low compared to yearly trends.
Northern English regions (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humberside) show comparably higher NEET rates to rest of the country. In contrast, London and East Midlands revealed the lowest NEET rates.
Read the full statistics on Gov.uk >