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Neither in employment nor in education and training (NEET)

Parent terms: Employment, Education, Training

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The indicator presents the share of young people who are neither in education and training nor in employment, as a percentage of the total number of young people in the corresponding age group. Young people in education include those attending part-time as well as full-time education, but exclude those in non-formal education and in educational activities of very short duration. Employment is defined according to the ILO Guidelines and covers all those who have been in paid work for at least one hour in the reference week of the survey or were temporarily absent from such work.
Source: OECD 2014
Young people neither in employment nor in education and training (NEET) – calculated as the percentage of the population of a given age group (usually 15-24) who are not employed and not involved in further education or training
Source: EU commission (Skills panorama) 2015, Europe
The indicator young people neither in employment nor in education and training, abbreviated as NEET, corresponds to the percentage of the population of a given age group and sex who is not employed and not involved in further education or training.

The numerator of the indicator refers to persons meeting these two conditions:
* they are not employed (i.e. unemployed or inactive according to the International Labour Organisation definition);
* they have not received any education or training in the four weeks preceding the survey.

The denominator is the total population of the same age group and sex, excluding the respondents who have not answered the question 'participation to regular education and training'
Source: EU commission (Eurostat) 2016, Europe




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