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Table 1 Absolute and relative labour market indicators for youth in selected European countries, 2013

From: Youth unemployment and active labor market policies in Europe

  Unemployment Unemployment > 1 year Inactive all NEET(a) ALMP(b)
Country youth youth/adult youth youth/adult youth youth/adult youth youth youth/adult
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
Austria 9.2 2.0 14.8 0.6 40.7 3.6 10.6 1.03 1.5
Belgium 23.7 3.2 30.8 0.6 69.0 4.7 18.7 0.75 0.8
Czech Republic 19.0 3.1 32.7 0.7 68.5 6.3 14.2 - -
Denmark 13.0 2.1 10.1 0.3 38.3 3.1 13.4 0.28 0.3
Estonia 18.8 2.3 34.8 0.8 60.2 4.9 16.8 0.06 0.6
Finland 19.6 3.0 5.3 0.2 48.2 3.6 15.5 0.32 0.5
France 24.0 2.8 27.3 0.6 62.7 5.4 19.4 0.91 2.3
Germany 7.8 1.6 23.0 0.5 49.2 4.0 10.3 1.29 2.5
Greece 58.3 2.2 52.0 0.8 71.6 4.4 33.1 - -
Hungary 27.2 3.0 33.0 0.6 72.8 4.3 26.1 1.09 1.8
Ireland 26.8 2.2 41.2 0.6 60.3 3.1 22.0 0.27 0.9
Italy 40.0 3.5 53.3 0.9 72.8 3.2 33.7 0.58 1.3
Luxembourg 15.8 3.0 23.0 0.8 74.1 5.9 8.2 0.52 0.3
Netherlands 11.0 1.9 17.0 0.4 30.0 2.4 9.5 0.09 0.1
Norway 9.1 3.1 11.0 0.4 43.0 3.2 10.9 0.34 0.4
Poland 27.3 3.0 31.7 0.7 66.7 4.3 20.2 0.16 0.4
Portugal 38.1 2.5 36.3 0.6 65.0 5.6 22.0 0.34 1.8
Slovak Republic 33.7 2.6 61.3 0.9 69.2 5.4 21.0 0.20 1.0
Slovenia 21.7 2.2 39.4 0.8 66.2 7.1 13.7 0.09 0.6
Spain 55.5 2.3 39.4 0.8 62.2 4.8 32.4 0.27 0.5
Sweden 23.5 3.9 6.9 0.3 45.5 5.0 12.9 0.20 0.2
Switzerland 8.5 2.1 16.9 0.5 32.4 3.2 10.2 - -
United Kingdom 20.7 3.6 28.8 0.7 41.6 2.9 19.1 - -
  1. Source: Eurostat, 2013 Youth unemployment rates are based on individuals below 25 years. The youth-adult ratio is based on yearly unemployment rates of youth (15–24 years) and adult (25–54 years) unemployment levels in 2013
  2. (a)NEET (Neither in Employment nor Education) rates among all inactive youth are depicted for the 20 to 24 year-old’s only
  3. (b)Participation shares in ALMP refer to the year 2012 and are calculated as the number of ALMP participants over the stock of unemployed and may be larger than 1 due to multiple participation. The youth-adult ALMP participation ratio divides the share of ALMP participants among youth by the share of ALMP participants among adults