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 number of young claimants as at December 2017 was 475 a very slight increase but still in-line with the recent steady rate .
Additional labour market statistics for Shropshire and other authorities can be found at: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/