Restructuring and employment trends in Europe

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Labour market situation of young people in Europe

Young people in Europe continue to experience great difficulties in the labour market. While the youth unemployment rate has started to fall in a few Member States, overall 23% of young job-seekers aged 15–24 in the EU28 could not find a job in January 2014.

The number of young people who were not in employment, education or training (the NEETs group) in 2012 increased to 14.6 million, representing 15.9% of the entire population of those aged 15–29. Read more in the report: Mapping youth transitions in Europe.

Updated 13 August 2014

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