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Young 'going abroad to find work'

The lack of job prospects in the UK is forcing young people to consider a move abroad to look for work, a survey has revealed.

More than half of the 18 to 25-year-olds questioned said they were seriously thinking of emigrating because of the high rate of youth unemployment.

Australia is top of the list of popular destinations for young people wanting to leave the UK, followed by Canada and China.

The survey found that nearly 65% of young people are considering leaving the UK, with 52% saying they were seriously considering doing so.

Adrian Jacob, of Student Currency Exchange, which surveyed 1,982 young people, said: "Job prospects in the UK are extremely gloomy for young people with youth unemployment at its highest since records began and things don't look like they're going to improve anytime soon.

"It makes sense that young people are looking to go where there are more job opportunities and quite probably a better quality of life."

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