The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in Wales has risen to 22.8 per cent, new figures have shown.
Data from the Welsh Assembly government showed an increase in people aged between 19 and 24 in this category, with the latest figures the highest in 15 years.
Angela Burns, Conservative shadow minister for education, said that those in power need to do more to help graduates obtain jobs and put their skills to good use.
"It is deeply worrying that almost a quarter of 19 to 24-year-olds are being denied the opportunity to exercise their talents in the world of work or study," she stated.
Ms Burns went on to add that a lot of expense has been incurred educating these people and yet they are not able to benefit the country's economy.
The BBC recently reported a new scheme in Northern Ireland launched by the Prince's Trust is designed to help disadvantaged NEETs help shaping their future.
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