Romania records the highest NEET rate within whole EU.
There can be identified many causes, but the lack of experience and specific skills among young recent graduates, regardless the education, represents one of the excuses emphasized by employers when it comes to employees recruitment.
Comparing the situation in Romania with other EU countries we cannot say that the situation in Romania is better. Thus, in the last part of 2012, the unemployment rate in Romania was at 6,9 %, but the most affected age group was 15-24 years – unemployment rate was three times higher (22,7 %) within this category according to data from the National Institute of Statistics.
According to studies conducted by Eurostat in Romania, there are 2 297 500 of young adults aged between 18 and 24 years, 16,5 % of them are not neither involved in any form of education nor employed. This NEET rate is still close to EU average which is 16,1 %.
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