Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Date published: 21 May 2019

Statistics:

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) results released at 9.30 am today indicate that there were 16,000 young people (aged 16 to 24 years) in Northern Ireland who were NEET.

Key points

  • In January-March 2019 there were 16,000 young people (aged 16-24) in NI who were not in education, employment or training (NEET).  This is 8.1% of all people aged 16-24
  • The NEET rate among females was 8.9%. The rate among males was too low to meet the reporting threshold.
  • Within the UK, NI had the lowest 16-24 NEET rate at 8.1%. 
  • The proportion of young people who were NEET in the UK was 10.3%
  • NEET's Tables are available here 

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