The 2013 Follow-up of the number of young people not in education, employment, or training

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The transition from school to work functions rather well for most young people. Young people go in and out of work more frequently than older people, which is not surprising. Also young people establish a foothold in the labour market later today than they did a few decades ago. But there is one group in particular of young people who seem to find it difficult to gain a foothold in the labour market and who are not in education, employment or training for various reasons.

 

There were 112,100 individuals between the ages of 16 and 25 who were not in education, employment or training for the full year of 2011. This group has exceeded 100,000 people each year from 2008 to 2011. This group remains large in both good and bad times, and represents about eight to ten per cent of the young population every year.

There are significant variations in the size of the group between different regions and municipalities. The proportion of young people who are not in education, employment, or training varies in municipalities between 5and 16 per cent.

There is an ongoing need to facilitate these young people’s entry into the labour market. This is being done, among other things, through development projects co-financed by the European Social Fund.

Young people not in education, employment or training are followed up annually in accordance with an analysis model developed by several public authorities and organisations. We can use this model to show the size of the group and describe what they are doing. This kind of overview has not previously been available. These analyses can form a basis for work at the national, regional and municipal level.

It is particularly difficult for young people with disabilities to establish a foothold. Therefore are we conducting an in-depth analysis on this group that will be published in the fall of 2014.