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Graduates face highest unemployment rate since austerity era – report

Department for Education survey finds young people in England hit hardest by job shortages due to pandemic * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Unemployment among recent graduates has risen to levels last seen during the austerity era, with young people worst affected by job shortages due to the pandemic, according to official data. The unemployment rate for recent graduates in England aged 21 to 30 reached 6.3% in 2020, after it had gradually fallen over nearly a decade after a peak of 6.5% in 2012, in the middle of the coalition government’s austerity drive. Continue reading...

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