1 in 6 Youths are “NEET” in England

日本でも問題となっている「ニート」の若者たちだけれど、その言葉の発祥の地・イギリスでも、NEETNot in Employment, Education or Training)が増加しているそうだ。

Department for Education(教育省)が発表した報告によると、イングランドにおける16〜24歳のNEETの数は、今年4〜6月期で約100万人(正確には97万9千人)、若者の16.2%、実に6人に1人がNEETとなる計算となり、昨年より1.8%増加した。先週の国家統計局(Office for National Statistics)の統計でも、同時期の16〜24歳の若者の失業率も20.2%に上っている。


The problem of NEET (Not in Employment,Education or Training) is often talked in Japan (Wiki), but the situation in England, a birth place of the term “NEET”,  has been worsen as well.

According to the figure from the Department for Education, 979,000 or nearly a million 16 to 24-year-olds were NEET between April and June this year – which means 16.2% or 1 in 6 young people are NEET, 1.8% rise from the past year. Also Office for National Statistics reported last week that youth unemployment in the quarter to June had risen from 20% to 20.2%.

Financial Times doesn’t see a clear link between this month’ series of riots with high NEET rates, as London’s youth NEET rate is at 14.2% below the national average, though I don’t think there would be no relationship at all. An estimated 220,000 are expected to fail to get university places, due to upcoming tuition hike, and this may result in further increase of NEET. UK (and the world) had enjoyed good economy just few years ago, but the good time wouldn’t last forever, I guess… Let’s hope Olympic next year can boost UK’s economy a bit.

2 responses to “1 in 6 Youths are “NEET” in England

  1. everydaylifestyle



  2. そんなに、ニートが!!



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