Under-25s hit worst as unemployment rises again
23/02/2021 | news | business | 1,107
UK unemployment has risen to 5.1% - its highest level in almost five years, official figures show.
Well they would be wouldn't they.

By definition youngsters are likely to be the least experienced staff and as a result the first out the door when redundancies are in the air.

Please stop this young vs old, women vs men, straight vs gays, black vs white narrative BBC. It really does lower your organisation in the minds of so many of us.
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When companies get rid of older workers because they're most expensive, the BBC retiree commentariat are aghast. But getting rid of young people is all ok apparently.
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Yes it’s obvious news but there is no BBC narrative FFS. ITS CALLED REPORTING.
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Also less likely to follow covid rules.
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Well said Ahmed.
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The BBC report the facts, what conclusions you jump to are of your own imagination. Are you saying the facts presented are not true?

But it's worth pointing out that it's usually Tories and the far-right that use pleb v pleb blame games to distract from their political aims and policies.
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23/02/2021 14:22:24 35 29
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Why?? I read that farms do not have enough people to pick the daffodils. If they were willing to travel from easetrn europe to do this then why can't the UK young do the work???
1 Benefits too good
2 Do not like hard work
3 Too lazy
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What the hell is a social media analyst?!
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What the hell is a social media analyst?!
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One job vacancy that should become available soon is the shadow chancellors ..Dodds is a completely incompetent and hasn’t got a clue what she’s doing
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Oooooooo, ark at errrr...
Stop having a tantrum because you coffin dodgers have it so easy and people are starting to notice. Removed
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Awe, as you wallow in self pity & jealousy there just remember you are also a "coffin dodger" too, tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone and tomorrow may never come...

So stop being jealous of those who have earned all they have and head out and start earning you own way in life instead of being jealous of those who have done so before you.

Don't forget to do your best to dodge that coffin now...
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Partially because many of them are unemployable with their "degree" in "Ethnic and civilization studies" or "Communications" (whatever that means).........
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23/02/2021 14:53:30 9 4
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The BBC still trying to appease the young. So what! Thousands of people have or will have lost their jobs in the near future, many of them in middle-age and older with far, far less chance of finding work, living, as we do, in a dreadfully ageist society.
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I graduated in 92. Interest rates15% I remember the national graduate vacancies magazine that Summer. One sheet of A3 folded in 1/2 with McDonalds and The Army the only ones recruiting. Just one person I knew got a graduate job as a 7k a year trainee accountant. I ended upas a builders labourer with a 2:1 The difference now is that this "recession" will rapidly end as soon as lockdown is over.
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23/02/2021 15:04:21 6 12
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If you’re at retirement age, retire, simple really, free up jobs for the younger generation to move into, enjoy your council house you brought for 20 quid or sell it for £300,000 and move to Spain
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their not there
No their not there because they're lost there jobs. Removed
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No one is forced to watched TV as far as I’m aware - also who transferred the cost to the BBC of pensioners free TV license - the conservatives
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Its not just the young ones finding it hard but also the over 50's who have lost there jobs and employers do not want them as they are too old.
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Every generation faces its challenges e.g the war generations or the polio or HIV generations, those of the 50s & 60s who faced real poverty etc.

Losing a year to the pandemic at 85 is massive, at 25 it’s nothing.

Get on with it, youngsters have lost nothing.
Oh p1ss off, why is it less important to someone who is starting off their career. a year lost is a year lost for everyone, don't be ageist Removed
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Maybe with the lack of uni party's
UK might get some skilled uni graduates
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Whilst it's never good that people have to lose their jobs, and whilst I don't particularly like sweeping generalisations, I can't help feeling a little pleased that the generation that has most selfishly ignored many of the covid restrictions is at least getting some payback.
Idiot - the young generation have lost their jobs to keep pensioners alive

What have you done?
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A lot of young people turn their nose up when jobs are available they think they are God's gift. Removed
Have you some personal experience of this or are you just repeating the usual mantra? Removed
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Come on now they all just want to be famous. Although perhaps there's just not enough jobs advertised for this slot.
I thought all the snow had gone but the flurry of snowflakes on here has me reaching for a woolly hat.
‘Me first’ Toryism suits those with wealth and connections (mostly older people) , it doesn’t help those without (mostly younger people).

This is why most young people can’t stand the Tories.
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‘Me first’ Toryism suits those with wealth and connections (mostly older people) , it doesn’t help those without (mostly younger people).

This is why most young people can’t stand the Tories.
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Or because they've been brainwashed by the Liberal left that's infected every tier of education system Removed
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Utter rubbish.
A lot of young people turn their nose up when jobs are available they think they are God's gift. Removed
Have you some personal experience of this or are you just repeating the usual mantra? Removed
I'm young I'm entitled to a high payed job from the offset and free handouts
All as I'm on my phone .

It'll be a Surprise very few of us oldies started off like that . 16 I was pushing a broom for peanuts i work hard up the ladder to a very reasonable place as a self-employed chippy. btw that's a carpenter
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Must have been hard for you pushing a broom up a ladder. Removed
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Between Covid and Brexit not a great time to be starting a career. Removed
In the 80s students got grants not huge debts

There was income support, housing benefit, affordable rent and council housing.

Young people are worse off today. Rich ignorant fools don’t care however.
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Thatcher ruined people in the 80s...
I'm young I'm entitled to a high payed job from the offset and free handouts
All as I'm on my phone .

It'll be a Surprise very few of us oldies started off like that . 16 I was pushing a broom for peanuts i work hard up the ladder to a very reasonable place as a self-employed chippy. btw that's a carpenter
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Must have been hard for you pushing a broom up a ladder. Removed
When your 47 see if the broom up the ladder give you a paid for 4 bed detached house finish work at 3 and 3 holidays a year

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I'm young I'm entitled to a high payed job from the offset and free handouts
All as I'm on my phone .

It'll be a Surprise very few of us oldies started off like that . 16 I was pushing a broom for peanuts i work hard up the ladder to a very reasonable place as a self-employed chippy. btw that's a carpenter
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Yep uneducated with nice house no mortgage at that age of 47
Good in your future ??????
Brexit - "Shut up Snowflake"

Covid - "We're all in this together"

Subsequent recession - "Unlucky, the young getting affected the worst is just the way it always is"

If you can't spot the one way relationship, you're blind
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And that's on period!
Must have been hard for you pushing a broom up a ladder. Removed
When your 47 see if the broom up the ladder give you a paid for 4 bed detached house finish work at 3 and 3 holidays a year

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Oi you big sissy stop deleting comments. Removed
You should put a few of these moderators back on the dole and give the jobs to young people. Removed
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You should put a few of these moderators back on the dole and give the jobs to young people. Removed
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Make me who are you anyway ? Removed
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It is amazing. The BBC are pulling posts which suggest that young people are worse off now than in the 1980s. Bizarre censorship. Removed
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Yawn....
fist exclusion from the housing market..

then exclusion from the jobs market.

Still dont worry we have open borders and UK vacancies (even low paying) have been opened to the world by Priti Patel..

One day young adults will turn on the CEO's and Politicians and make them redundant at the ballot box ..
This Generation is ripped off by Education Uni debt ... now this should be the final straw.
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Hairdresser to social media analyst,,,sounds like a natural fit...?
What exactly does a social media analyst do?
Comment posted by Keepcalm
Strange how the older posters on here forget to mention MIRAS
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MIRAS was completely abolished in April 2000 by Gordon Brown, who argued it had become a middle class perk.
Receiving MIRAS was one of the justifications given by
mortgage advisers when selling endowment mortgages.(Wiki)
It was introduced in 1983 & the more you borrowed the higher the tax relief.
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Loads of old wasters on here who probably got suckered into Brexit are on here lecturing young people on how they should train for a career in wheel tapping or fletching whilst the reality is most boomers are the laziest most self entitled mob ever to have disgraced this country. Removed
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clown
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Lots trying to blame everyone but themselves for their own failings. They should try to do as they suggest and keep calm. Stop blaming others and take control of their own futures.
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23/02/2021 22:39:51 6 5
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The young have been well and truly shafted - tuition fees, unaffordable house prices, pensions........I foresee mass demonstrations - and I don't blame them. They've been let down by the older generation.
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Youth unemployment is on the rise in the UK - is this the same "young people" who are "more positive" about EU migrants?.... Removed
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Of course you want your kids to do the car washing jobs the Romanians left behind, don't you?
Or pick seasonal turnips in Lincolnshire like the Poles don't anymore
Or would you prefer they washed your botty like the Latvians did?
#Boomers:GenerationFromHell
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Says Tommy!
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