Italy top in EU for NEETs

28.9% in 2018 compared to EU average of 16.5%

(ANSA) - Rome, June 28 - Italy has the highest proportion of 20-34-year-olds in the European Union not in education, employment or training (NEETs), Eurostat said Friday.
    This was despite a drop last year from 29.5% to 28.9%, Eurostat said.
    This was still almost twice the EU average of 16.5%, it said.
    The eurozone average was 17.2%.
    The second worst EU country was Greece with 26.8% of NEETs.
    Combining the Eurostat data with ISTAT figures, the number of NEETs in Italy is over three million.