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Inactive young people (NEETs)

Long-term trends

Young people (15- to 24-year-olds) who are neither employed nor in training or further education are referred to as NEETs (Young people neither in employment nor education or training). The number of NEETs in Austria is well below the EU average and has decreased compared to 2004. In 2004, 9.1% of young people were neither employed nor in training, the share of NEETs in 2020 was 8.0%, 0.9 percentage points higher than in the previous year.

Current Results

On an annual average in 2020, 71,900 young people were neither employed nor in training, which corresponds to 8.0% of 15 to 24-year-olds (women: 6.9%, men: 9.0%). On average in the EU27, 11.1% (2020) of young people belonged to the NEETs.

Results at a glance: Inactive young people (NEETs)


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