22.2% of young persons in Cyprus unemployed in 2015, according to Eurostat

A percentage of 22.2% of young persons in Cyprus were in 2015 neither in employment nor in education or training, according to information issued on Thursday by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on the eve of the International Youth Day.

The European Union (EU) totals almost 90 million people aged 15-29, representing 17% of its population. These young people are in very different situation, with education and employment patterns varying considerably between Member States and by age group.

According to Eurostat's data, n 2015 across Member States, more than 1 in every 4 young persons aged 20-24 was neither in employment nor in education or training in Italy (31.1%) as well as in Greece (26.1%) and more than 1 in every 5 was also in this

situation in Croatia (24.2%), Romania (24.1%), Bulgaria (24.0%), Spain and Cyprus(both 22.2%).

Source: Cyprus News Agency

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