Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, June 29th, 2015 - 43 comments
Categories: discrimination, employment, equality, jobs, national - Tags: brighter future, unemployment, youth employment, youth rates
Remember how National’s youth rates were going to raise levels of youth employment? Turns out not so much. This slide from a talk by CPAG’s Alan Johnson is doing the rounds on Twitter this morning:
The red line is employment for the over 65’s. The blue line is 15 – 19’s. The take home message is at the bottom, “30,000 fewer 15 – 19 year olds in jobs today than in 2007”.
So National’s “brighter future” isn’t working out so well for a new generation. Since youth rates don’t raise rates of youth employment, all they do is penalise younger workers.