843,000 people aged 16-24 were NEET in the second quarter of 2016, representing 11.7% of the age group.Jump to full report >>
‘NEET’ stands for young people aged 16-24 Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).
Not all unemployed 16-24 year-olds are NEET and not all people who are NEET are unemployed:
In England, the regions with the highest proportion of 16-24 year-olds NEET were the North East (18.6%), Yorkshire and the Humber (17.5%) and the West Midlands (14.9%).
The proportion of 15-19 year-olds who are NEET in the UK is above the OECD average, but below average for 20-24 year olds.
Commons Briefing papers SN06705
Authors: James Mirza Davies; Jennifer Brown