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Table 3 Unemployment, NEET and educational status in selected European countries among those aged 16-29, 2012 (thousands)

From: Youth unemployment in Greece: measuring the challenge

Greece Student Non-student Total Portugal Student Non-student Total Spain Student Non-student Total
Employed 32 479 511 Employed 89 652 742 Employed 346 2,120 2,466
Unemployed 36 359 396 Unemployed 57 224 281 Unemployed 372 1,394 1,766
Inactive 729 131 860 Inactive 681 94 776 Inactive 2,674 519 3,193
Total 676 970 1,646 Total 701 970 1,671 Total 3,016 4,033 7,049
Unemployment Rate 53.5% 42.8% 43.6% Unemployment Rate 38.8% 25.5% 27.4% Unemployment Rate 51.8% 39.7% 41.7%
NEET Rate    27.8% NEET Rate    17.7% NEET Rate    25.8%
Germany Student Non-student Total France Student Non-student Total Sweden Student Non-student Total
Employed 2,797 5,423 8,221 Employed 793 4,224 5,017 Employed 229 731 960
Unemployed 127 517 644 Unemployed 92 1,004 1,096 Unemployed 92 110 202
Inactive 4,646 863 5,509 Inactive 4,208 885 5,093 Inactive 582 93 675
Total 7,416 6,803 14,218 Total 5,093 6,113 11,206 Total 819 934 1,753
Unemployment Rate 4.3% 8.7% 7.3% Unemployment Rate 10.4% 19.2% 17.9% Unemployment Rate 28.7% 13.0% 17.4%
NEET Rate    9.6% NEET Rate    16.9% NEET Rate    11.0%
Ireland Student Non-student Total UK Student Non-student Total     
Employed 71 315 386 Employed 1,422 5,733 7,154     
Unemployed 14 102 116 Unemployed 312 992 1,304     
Inactive 299 92 391 Inactive 2,985 1,019 4,004     
Total 333 509 842 Total 4,591 7,744 12,335     
Unemployment Rate 16.7% 24.5% 23.2% Unemployment Rate 18.0% 14.8% 15.4%     
    21.7% NEET Rate    16.1%