Unemployment among British youth has skyrocketed by 279 percent nationally compared to the 2011 figures with the region-based figures even more shocking.
The long-term youth unemployment defined as the jobless figure for 18 to 24-year-olds who have not worked for more than 12 months soared by 706 percent in the South West, 476 percent in the North East and 264 percent in the South East, The Daily Express
The scandalous figures based on July statistics come as an official report showed earlier in August that one million people aged 16 to 25 (one in five) are now unemployed in Britain.
The August data also showed that at least half of the one million jobless youth have been searching for work for at least six months.
According to the figures, the total number of youth unemployed for the second quarter of 2012 was 157,000 for south West, 134,000 for North East and 283,000 for South East.
The trade unions’ umbrella group Trades Union Congress that represents more than six million British workers said back in August that the issue has reached a “crisis-point” and risks leaving a generation of Britons on the scrapheap.
“The Government's economic strategy is holding young people back. It's time for a new plan that invests in their futures, rather than stunting careers before they've barely begun,” TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said.