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Youth Unemployment

Asked if Yvette Cooper’s comments on youth unemployment at Cabinet signalled that the Chancellor would say we were at the end of the recession tomorrow, the PMS said that it was not signalling that; evidence showed that when a country came out of recession there was regrettably often a lag that affected young people. That was part of the reason the Government was focused on measures that could help young people back into work.

Asked if the Prime Minister had any idea as to why youth unemployment seemed so much worse in Britain than in other European countries, the PMS said that he was not sure that there was evidence to suggest that it was much worse here. Youth unemployment was a prevailing feature of the kind of recession we had been through over this recent period. We wanted to make it possible for young people to have every possible opportunity to get involved in internships and training so as they could get into the workplace.

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