19/11/2020

13.2% Of NI Young People Not In Education, Employment Or Training

An estimated 26,000 young people aged 16-24 in Northern Ireland were not in education, employment or training (NEET) between July and September 2020, according to the latest statistics.

The figures is the equivalent to 13.2% of all those aged 16-24 years, and shows that the NI number is higher that the UK average of 12.4%.

Published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency, the figures show:
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• The number of NEETS has been relatively consistent over the last 4 years ranging between 21,000 and 24,000 for the majority of quarters. Whilst the most recent quarter shows a higher number of NEETS, it is still below the levels seen before 2016.

• In July - September 2020 there were an estimated 19,000 young people aged 16-24 years who were not in education, employment or training and who were not looking for work and/or not available to start work (economically inactive). The remainder of those who were not in education, employment or training were looking for work in the previous four weeks and available to start within the next two weeks (unemployed).

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