ONE in five Andalucians between the age of 18 to 24 are NEETS – Not in Employment, Education or Training.
According to the report Panorama of Education 2019 by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 20.7 per cent of Andalusian youth find themselves with nothing to do after finishing school.
However, the situation is getting better with the rate of young people without a job and without links to any training option having fallen for the fifth consecutive year.
This means the levels are approaching those recorded by the OECD in the years prior to the 2008 crisis (16.5 per cent.).
At the peak in 2013 NEETS made up 30 per cent of the age group.
In Spain as a whole the number NEETS exceeds 16 per cent, 2.5 per cent above the European average. The community with the lowest number of NEETS in the age group is the Basque Country with 9.9 per cent, while the highest percentage is recorded in Melilla, with 30.7 per cent.
In terms of unemployment as a whole, Spain ranks third in the list of OECD nations, with a rate of 13.9 per cent, behind Greece (17 per cent) and Turkey (14 per cent).