Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published the rating of neither employed nor studying youth (NEET) across the EU between 2006-2015.

The study covered young people aged 15-29 which is 17% of EU population. According to the statistics, the highest NEET rates among people aged 20-24 were indicated in Italy, Greece. That is more than 1 unoccupied person in every 4.

The average results (1 in every 5 persons) was found in Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain and Cyprus. Whereas the lowest NEET rates were recorded in Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Germany and Sweden, Malta, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Young people aged 15-29 account for almost 90 million people in the European Union or 17% of its population.