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Participation of young people in education and the labour market


The Welsh Government has published provisional annual statistics on the participation of people between 16 and 24 years old in education and the labour market for 2015-2016.

The statics cover data by age, level of study, gender and economic activity.

For 2016, the report shows the number of young people engaged in some kind of education or training (79.2% for 16-18 year olds, 37.8% between 19 and 24), the number in full or part time employment, (33.6% for 16 to 18 year olds, 61.4% for 19 to 24) and the percentage of young people who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET, 10.4% for 16 to 18, 18.5% for 18 to 24).

To read the report summary in full, or to download the data tables, please visit the statistics section of the Welsh Government website.