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Young people on the labour market
Labour Force Survey ad hoc module
Young people on the labour market
16 December 2016


The majority of the young people aged 15 to 34 (59.4%) were not studying, in the 2nd quarter of 2016.
The willingness to start working and financial reasons are among the major reasons for not completing or not continuing studies.
6 out of 10 young persons had no work experience while completing the highest level of education.
Half of the employed young people stated that their level of education corresponds to a large extent to their job needs and a third of them considered having higher educational qualifications than those required for their jobs.



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