#PIDSInfoBits: Did you know that the Philippines has the third highest proportion of youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET)* in Southeast Asia and the second highest among ASEAN-5?

In 2018, the Philippines’ NEET rate was at 19.9 percent. Meanwhile, Indonesia had the highest NEET rate at 21.7 percent, followed by Brunei Darussalam at 20.7 percent.

*NEET are young people who are not accumulating human capital through education or employment as they transition to adulthood.

Know more about the youth NEET in the country by reading the PIDS study titled “Who Are the Youth NEET in the Philippines Today?” available here: https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps2121.pdf.

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