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More young Swedes drop out of education

Published måndag 7 mars 2011 kl 13.35
"This group is a group which will have a difficult future"
(4:11 min)
Over 100,000 young Swedes are neither employed nor in education or training

The amount of youngsters in Sweden who have dropped out of education and training early and are out of work has increased, joining more than six million young people in a similar situation in the EU.

At a seminar in Stockholm today, Theme Group Youth, which is sponsored by the European Social Fund, presented its breakdown of those youngsters in Sweden , Not in Education, Employment or Training.

To give it it's acronymn, NEET, was first used as a term by the government in the UK, for those 16 to 25 year old's not in education , employment or training. Some might be in NEET for a short period of time , others are seen as likely to be in NEET for the rest of their lives due to a mental disorder or physical disability.

At a seminar in Stockholm, Theme Group Youth, financed by the European Union's Social Fund in Sweden , presented its figures for people aged between 16 to 25 in NEET, and reported that 102 000 individuals were not in employment, education or training in 2008, a rise on 85 thousand the year before.

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