By TechRadara staffRead moreThe average age of UK citizens in 2016 was 33.8 years, with the largest share of those aged between 18 and 29 between 17 and 24.
That’s higher than the OECD average of 25.7, with older workers and those with less education being most affected.
While the majority of people aged between 15 and 24 were in employment, the UK also had the highest percentage of people between 25 and 34 in employment at 31%.
The report also found that more than a third of those between 35 and 44 years old were employed, with almost three-quarters in the full-time, year-round workforce.
In contrast, only 19% of those over 45 were in the work force, with those aged 55 and over making up almost two-thirds of the workforce.
A significant proportion of people in work aged under 45 were also employed, at more than 40%.
Those aged between 45 and 54 years old made up about one in five in the workforce, while those aged under 55 were almost equally represented as they were in work.
However, the report also showed that more people than ever were in part-time employment, with one in four working fewer than 40 hours a week.
As well as being at a higher risk of not finding work, those aged over 55 were also more likely to be on benefits, with over one-fifth of those who were in this category reporting that they were on the Disability Living Allowance.
The report highlighted the challenges young people face when they are unemployed, with youth unemployment and underemployment rates continuing to rise, with young people often being excluded from social security and other support services.
More: The government’s latest figures show the UK’s unemployment rate stands at 10.5%It also revealed that while the number of young people leaving the workforce was down by nearly 2% in the past year, the number in work had remained relatively flat.
However there was a further drop in youth employment in 2017, with only 5% of 16 to 24-year-olds being in employment in the UK.