The North-east of England, in 2011, had the highest number of NEETS in the UK at nearly 14 percent.
Within the Teesside area, the level of NEETS range from 10 percent in Redcar & Cleveland to 6.
Newcastle City Council's decision to introduce a learning challenge to try to narrow the number of NEETS
between the more deprived areas of the city and the more prosperous as you report, noted the wards most affected by high levels of unemployment include Westgate, Benwell, Scotswood and Byker in contrast to East Gosforth.
There are now 794,000 NEETS in this age group, up by 119,000 or 18 per cent in a single year.
The situation is worse in the North West, where one in four 19 to 24-year-olds or 141,000 young men and women have been classified as NEETS.
With a new crop of school leavers and university graduates due this summer, the number of NEETS
- those not in education, employment or training is likely to pass one million this autumn.
Councillor Mike Carr, Executive councillor for children, families and learning, told a meeting of Middlesbrough Council that in 2004/05 20% of 16 to 18 year olds in the town who left school were NEETS
- youngsters not in employment, education or training.
is a new phenomenon being discussed by politicians and policymakers and, yes, they are coming to a street near you.
We have 35,000 teenagers who are not in education, employment or training - they are called NEETS