There Are 600 Million Young People Around The World Neither Working Nor Training

Young people should be a boon to the economy. Instead, many of the young people today can't find work—and don't have much hope of doing so.

They're called NEETs: young people "not in education, employment, or training." And there are a lot of NEETs in the world today. The World Bank estimates that 600 million people aged 15-24 are not at work or training for something (about one-third of that total age group). Together, young people account for 40% of the world's unemployed, and are about four times more likely to be unemployed as full adults.
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