THE number of youths in Spain between 15 and 29 years old who did not work or study has decreased from 22.5 in 2013 to 20.7 per cent last year.
It is the first decrease registered since 2008, when they amounted to 15.3 per cent of the total.
In terms of gender, figures are similarly distributed, with 20.5 per cent of men and 20.9 of women, according to the data released by the National Education Ministry.
This decrease has been registered in all communities except for in the Balearic Islands and Aragon, which saw an increase from 21.2 per cent to 22.4 per cent and 19 per cent to 19.4 per cent respectively.
The highest number of residents between 15 and 29 years old who did not work or study last year were registered in the Canary Islands (25.6 per cent) and Andalucia (25.5) while the lowest were found in the Basque Country (14) and Madrid (15.5).