The lost generations

The recession is creating a ‘lost generation’ of young people who may never escape the trap of long-term unemployment, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. An investigation by the LGA found that a quarter of those made redundant between October and December were young people aged 18–24. At the other end of the scale a quarter of redundancies were men over 50. The LGA is calling for these vulnerable groups to receive urgent help in employment and training.