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Teenagers worrying about good jobs

Three out of four teenagers are worried about getting a decent job and half believe their generation will be worse off than their parents, new research has revealed.

Most believe mobile technology and social media have made it easier for young people to set up their own business, a survey of 1,000 youngsters aged 15-18 by the National Citizen Service (NCS) also showed.

But the teenagers highlighted a number of barriers, including lack of funding and problems with relevant skills.

NCS Trust chair Stephen Greene said: "Whilst many young people are worried about their future, it's great to see the positivity that this generation is showing by taking matters into their own hands."

NCS, which helps 16 and 17-year-olds in England build new skills, said confidence was a major issue for the younger generation.

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