Glossary:Young people neither in employment nor in education and training (NEET)

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'.

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