Covid generation: UK youth unemployment ‘set to triple to 80s levels’

Resolution Foundation report warns young people could be lost to long periods out of work

Youth unemployment in Britain is on course to more than triple to the highest levels since the early 1980s, according to a report warning that a “Covid generation” could be lost to long periods out of work.

The Resolution Foundation said the young, together with pension-age workers, are the most at risk during the second wave of the pandemic, amid rising concern over job losses as the government prepares to close the furlough scheme at the end of this month.

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