Monthly out of work benefits claimant count for 18-24 year olds
Being young and unemployed can lead to increase in the risk of poverty, deskilling and social exclusion as well as causing loss of motivation and mental health problems. Current rate of claimants in Shropshire is below the regional and national averages. The figures for June 2017 show that numbers have remained fairly stable for 2 years.
Additional labour market statistics for Shropshire and other authorities can be found at: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/