Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (131)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

131. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Taoiseach the current number and percentage of young persons under 26 years who are not in education, employment or training here; and if she will provide an update on the matter. [23842/14]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of employment and unemployment in the State and the data also provides information on persons Neither in Employment nor in Education and Training (NEET).

The Q1 2014 estimates are the most recent QNHS figures available.

The table shows the number of persons aged 16-25 who are classified as being Neither in Employment nor in Education and Training (NEET) together with the proportion of persons aged 16-25 this represents.

Persons aged 16 - 25 Neither in Employment nor in Education and Training (NEET) Quarter 1 2014

Q1 14 Thou

% of 16-25 year population

Neither in Employment nor in Education and Training (NEET)

87.4

16.7

Source: Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Reference period: q1=Jan-Mar,

Note: The indicator on people Neither in Employment nor in Education and Training (NEET) corresponds to the population of the age group who is not employed and not involved in further education or training, i.e. persons who meet the following two conditions: (a) they are not employed (i.e. unemployed or inactive according to the International Labour Organisation definition) and (b) they have not received any education or training in the four weeks preceding the survey

When calculating the proportion of all persons in the age group classified as NEET, it should be noted that respondents who have not answered the question 'participation in regular (formal) education and training' are excluded from the calculation.