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Where do the world's NEETs live?

The Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017 report found that rates of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) varies widely according to both location and sex. Globally, young women are over three times more likely to be NEET than young men.

young female NEETs

NEET stands for Not in Education, Employment or Training. The Youth NEET rate is the percentage of people between 15 and 24 years old who are NEETs.

young male NEETs

young non-NEETs

WORLD POPULATION

34% of young women are NEETs

10% of young men are NEETs

SOUTHERN ASIA

NORTHERN AFRICA

53%

36%

6%

17%

CENTRAL & WESTERN ASIA

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

32%

27%

15%

12%

ARAB STATES

SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA & THE PACIFIC

27%

23%

10%

13%

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

NORTHERN AMERICA

19%

19%

11%

14%

EASTERN EUROPE

NORTHERN, SOUTHERN & WESTERN EUROPE

17%

12%

14%

12%

EASTERN ASIA

5%

3%