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Table A.1.08. OECD: Percentage distribution of the young people population in education and not in education, by work status, country, and age group: 2009
Country Age group In education   Not in education Total in
education
and not
in education
Students
in work-
study
programs1
Other
employed
Unemployed Not
in the
labor
force
Sub-
total
  Employed Unemployed Not
in the
labor
force
Sub-
total
All
together
Less
than 6
months
More
than 6
months
  All
together
Less than 6
months
More than 6
months
OECD average 15-19 13.3 3.0 2.6 0.6 65.6 84.4   7.4 3.1 2.1 1.3 5.5 15.6 100.0
  20-24 14.1 1.7 1.4 0.6 26.0 43.1   39.2 8.2 5.2 3.3 10.0 56.9 100.0
  25-29 8.3 0.8 0.6 0.4 5.8 14.7   66.1 7.5 4.5 3.0 11.7 85.3 100.0
  15-29 11.7 1.6 1.3 0.4 31.3 46.3   38.5 6.3 3.9 2.4 8.9 53.7 100.0
OECD countries                                
Australia 15-19 6.2 28.1 4.8 4.1 0.7 38.7 77.9   13.8 4.6 3.6 1.0 3.7 22.1 100.0
  20-24 4.1 21.6 2.1 1.9 12.2 39.9   48.5 4.3 3.7 0.6 7.2 60.1 100.0
  25-29 0.7 10.9 3.8 15.7   67.4 4.7 3.7 0.9 12.2 84.3 100.0
  15-29 3.6 20.1 2.3 2.0 0.3 17.9 43.9   43.7 4.5 3.7 0.9 7.8 56.1 100.0
Austria 15-19 25.2 4.1 0.9 54.0 84.3   9.2 3.8 2.5 1.3 2.7 15.7 100.0
  20-24 2.9 11.6 0.9 0.8 18.1 33.5   54.6 5.3 4.0 1.3 6.6 66.5 100.0
  25-29 9.9 5.7 16.5   68.9 4.9 3.2 1.6 9.7 83.5 100.0
  15-29 9.0 8.6 0.8 0.7 25.1 43.6   45.3 4.6 3.3 1.4 6.5 56.4 100.0
Belgium 15-19 1.0 2.1 87.9 91.1   3.3 2.5 1.7 0.7 3.1 8.9 100.0
  20-24 0.6 4.2 1.1 0.6 39.0 44.9   39.0 9.2 3.9 5.2 6.9 55.1 100.0
  25-29 0.7 3.1 0.5 3.5 7.8   75.9 8.3 4.0 4.1 8.0 92.2 100.0
  15-29 0.8 3.1 0.6 0.3 0.2 42.7 47.2   40.1 6.7 3.2 3.4 6.0 52.8 100.0
Canada 15-19 29.0 6.2 5.6 0.2 45.2 80.3   11.5 3.4 3.1 4.7 19.7 100.0
  20-24 18.3 1.6 1.1 18.2 38.0   46.7 7.0 6.2 0.2 8.3 62.0 100.0
  25-29 6.7 0.4 4.8 11.9   71.8 6.6 5.7 0.5 9.7 88.1 100.0
  15-29 17.8 2.7 2.2 0.1 22.3 42.8   43.9 5.7 5.0 0.2 7.6 57.2 100.0
Chile  
Czech Republic 15-19 21.1 0.9 70.5 92.8   3.7 2.5 1.5 1.0 1.0 7.2 100.0
  20-24 0.9 4.7 0.5 39.9 46.1   40.8 7.1 3.9 3.2 6.0 53.9 100.0
  25-29 4.6 6.3 11.2   68.7 6.3 3.3 3.0 13.8 88.8 100.0
  15-29 6.6 3.6 0.3 0.2 36.7 47.2   40.0 5.4 2.9 2.5 7.4 52.8 100.0
Denmark 15-19 50.9 5.7 4.6 32.3 88.8   8.3 1.2 1.1 1.6 11.2 100.0
  20-24 34.1 2.4 2.1 15.3 51.9   38.3 4.5 3.8 5.3 48.1 100.0
  25-29 17.8 8.1 26.1   66.6 4.2 3.5 0.8 3.0 73.9 100.0
  15-29 34.6 2.9 2.4 18.8 56.3   37.1 3.3 2.8 0.5 3.3 43.7 100.0
Estonia 15-19 2.9 85.7 89.2   2.8 4.4 3.2 3.6 10.8 100.0
  20-24 19.3 25.6 46.7   33.5 12.6 6.9 5.8 7.2 53.3 100.0
  25-29 8.2 10.2   61.6 11.1 6.8 4.3 17.1 89.8 100.0
  15-29 10.5 1.1 0.8 35.8 47.4   33.6 9.6 5.7 3.9 9.4 52.6 100.0
Finland 15-19 13.8 4.8 4.4 71.7 90.3   4.5 1.7 1.5 3.4 9.7 100.0
  20-24 21.3 4.1 3.9 23.9 49.3   35.7 7.2 5.9 1.2 7.9 50.7 100.0
  25-29 15.2 1.4 1.4 8.9 25.4   59.1 6.5 4.9 1.5 9.0 74.6 100.0
  15-29 16.7 3.4 3.2 34.3 54.4   33.6 5.1 4.1 1.0 6.8 45.6 100.0
France 15-19 7.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 81.8 89.7   3.4 3.9 2.2 1.6 3.0 10.3 100.0
  20-24 9.2 0.5 0.3 0.1 29.6 39.4   40.9 13.0 6.8 6.1 6.8 60.6 100.0
  25-29 2.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 2.6 4.9   75.4 9.9 5.9 4.0 9.9 95.1 100.0
  15-29 6.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 37.4 44.0   40.5 9.0 5.0 3.9 6.6 56.0 100.0
Germany 15-19 17.7 6.7 1.4 0.7 0.6 66.9 92.7   3.6 2.0 0.7 1.2 1.8 7.3 100.0
  20-24 16.6 9.4 0.7 0.5 0.1 21.8 48.5   37.8 7.2 3.4 3.5 6.5 51.5 100.0
  25-29 2.3 7.2 0.6 0.4 0.2 8.5 18.6   64.5 7.1 3.2 3.7 9.8 81.4 100.0
  15-29 12.1 7.8 0.9 0.5 0.3 31.7 52.4   36.0 5.5 2.5 2.8 6.1 47.6 100.0
Greece 15-19 1.5 85.9 87.9   4.2 2.4 5.6 12.1 100.0
  20-24 5.1 1.4 40.6 47.2   34.6 11.3 5.3 6.0 6.9 52.8 100.0
  25-29 2.6 5.7 8.9   69.1 11.7 4.8 7.0 10.2 91.1 100.0
  15-29 3.1 0.8 0.4 39.5 43.4   39.8 8.9 3.9 5.0 7.9 56.6 100.0
Hungary 15-19 92.4 92.7   1.7 2.0 1.0 1.1 3.6 7.3 100.0
  20-24 2.5 46.3 49.2   29.9 9.1 4.0 5.2 11.8 50.8 100.0
  25-29 3.5 6.1 9.8   65.1 8.4 3.3 5.1 16.6 90.2 100.0
  15-29 2.2 0.3 45.7 48.1   34.1 6.7 2.8 3.9 11.0 51.9 100.0
Iceland 15-19 30.2 54.2 88.3   8.0 2.0 11.7 100.0
  20-24 35.8 20.0 59.1   31.5 5.5 4.9 40.9 100.0
  25-29 19.2 14.9 35.5   50.8 7.7 7.3 6.0 64.5 100.0
  15-29 28.2 2.9 2.9 29.7 60.7   30.3 5.1 4.8 3.9 39.3 100.0
Ireland 15-19 8.6 0.8 0.8 73.5 83.0   6.0 4.3 4.1 6.8 17.0 100.0
  20-24 13.2 1.0 0.9 20.0 34.2   45.0 11.6 10.9 0.7 9.2 65.8 100.0
  25-29 4.9 0.5 0.5 4.3 9.7   68.2 10.9 10.2 0.7 11.1 90.3 100.0
  15-29 8.5 0.8 0.7 28.4 37.7   43.7 9.3 8.7 0.5 9.3 62.3 100.0
Israel 15-19 4.3 0.5 0.4 63.9 68.8   6.5 0.8 0.5 0.2 23.9 31.2 100.0
  20-24 10.9 0.9 0.8 16.7 28.5   34.0 5.4 3.5 1.5 32.0 71.5 100.0
  25-29 17.0 1.1 0.9 8.5 26.6   49.2 5.2 3.6 1.3 19.0 73.4 100.0
  15-29 10.5 0.9 0.7 0.1 30.7 42.0   29.3 3.7 2.5 1.0 25.0 58.0 100.0
Italy 15-19 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.1 82.8 83.8   5.0 3.2 1.2 2.1 8.0 16.2 100.0
  20-24 0.3 3.9 1.0 0.5 0.5 37.2 42.3   32.9 10.7 4.3 6.4 14.1 57.7 100.0
  25-29 0.2 3.9 0.8 0.5 0.3 10.8 15.7   57.9 8.2 3.6 4.6 18.2 84.3 100.0
  15-29 0.2 2.9 0.7 0.4 0.3 41.5 45.3   33.5 7.5 3.1 4.4 13.7 54.7 100.0
Japan 15-24 8.2 0.2 50.5 58.8   32.8 4.1 4.3 41.2 100.0
Korea  
Luxembourg 15-19 5.6 1.9 87.0 94.5   2.8 1.7 5.5 100.0
  20-24 7.3 1.6 57.0 66.0   25.3 8.3 6.7 34.0 100.0
  25-29 3.2 0.0 4.3 7.4   80.7 6.8 3.0 3.8 5.1 92.6 100.0
  15-29 5.2 1.1 47.2 53.5   38.6 5.6 3.2 2.3 2.3 46.5 100.0
Mexico 15-19 9.4 0.7 0.7 0.0 50.7 60.8   20.8 2.8 2.5 0.1 15.6 39.2 100.0
  20-24 7.7 0.6 0.5 0.1 17.3 25.7   46.7 4.8 4.4 0.1 22.8 74.3 100.0
  25-29 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.0 2.8 6.4   63.2 4.5 4.1 0.2 25.9 93.6 100.0
  15-29 7.1 0.6 0.5 0.0 26.2 33.9   41.3 3.9 3.6 0.2 20.9 66.1 100.0
Netherlands 15-19 51.7 4.8 3.2 1.1 33.1 89.7   6.8 1.0 0.6 0.3 2.6 10.3 100.0
  20-24 37.7 1.9 1.3 0.3 12.9 52.5   39.6 3.0 1.9 0.9 4.9 47.5 100.0
  25-29 15.3 0.6 0.4 3.3 19.1   71.3 2.8 1.7 0.9 6.8 80.9 100.0
  15-29 35.1 2.5 1.7 0.5 16.6 54.1   38.9 2.2 1.4 0.7 4.8 45.9 100.0
New Zealand 15-19 23.5 6.6 5.2 1.0 42.5 72.6   15.0 4.9 3.7 0.6 7.5 27.4 100.0
  20-24 22.4 2.5 1.7 0.5 14.0 38.9   42.8 6.1 5.1 0.6 12.2 61.1 100.0
  25-29 9.8 0.4 5.2 15.4   66.5 4.2 3.4 0.6 13.9 84.6 100.0
  15-29 18.9 3.3 2.5 0.5 21.5 43.7   40.2 5.1 4.1 0.6 11.1 56.3 100.0
Norway 15-19 23.8 4.0 3.7 52.8 80.6   15.2 2.9 19.4 100.0
  20-24 19.3 1.7 1.7 20.6 41.6   49.0 3.7 2.9 5.7 58.4 100.0
  25-29 5.9 6.6 12.7   76.7 2.8 2.1 7.8 87.3 100.0
  15-29 16.5 2.0 1.9 27.1 45.6   46.5 2.6 2.0 5.4 54.4 100.0
Poland 15-19 3.5 0.5 0.5 90.3 94.3   2.1 1.6 1.1 0.5 2.1 5.7 100.0
  20-24 16.9 3.2 2.0 1.2 34.2 54.4   29.2 8.2 4.5 3.7 8.2 45.6 100.0
  25-29 8.1 0.8 0.5 0.3 3.5 12.4   66.8 7.4 3.7 3.6 13.4 87.6 100.0
  15-29 9.6 1.5 1.0 0.5 39.5 50.7   35.1 5.9 3.2 2.7 8.3 49.3 100.0
Portugal 15-19 1.8 0.8 81.9 84.5   8.6 3.7 2.1 1.6 3.2 15.5 100.0
  20-24 6.2 1.3 30.4 37.9   46.3 10.6 5.1 5.5 5.1 62.1 100.0
  25-29 7.2 1.1 0.8 5.9 14.2   71.0 9.6 4.5 5.1 5.2 85.8 100.0
  15-29 5.3 1.1 0.5 0.6 35.9 42.3   44.9 8.2 4.0 4.2 4.6 57.7 100.0
Slovak Republic 15-19 10.3 0.1 80.9 91.5   4.0 2.9 0.9 1.9 1.7 8.5 100.0
  20-24 3.3 41.6 45.3   37.6 9.9 4.0 6.0 7.2 54.7 100.0
  25-29 3.1 4.2 7.5   67.6 9.8 3.1 6.7 15.1 92.5 100.0
  15-29 3.2 2.3 0.2 40.0 45.7   38.2 7.7 2.7 5.0 8.4 54.3 100.0
Slovenia 15-19 7.5 86.2 94.1   3.4 0.9 0.8 1.6 5.9 100.0
  20-24 21.3 1.6 1.0 0.6 40.0 62.9   25.7 6.7 4.5 2.2 4.6 37.1 100.0
  25-29 17.1 1.0 0.6 0.4 9.0 27.1   61.3 7.5 4.3 3.2 4.1 72.9 100.0
  15-29 16.0 1.0 0.6 0.4 41.2 58.2   32.7 5.4 3.4 2.0 3.6 41.8 100.0
Spain 15-19 14.2 6.6 1.6 0.6 59.6 80.4   6.2 8.4 4.3 3.9 5.0 19.6 100.0
  20-24 7.2 2.8 1.7 1.0 24.9 34.9   38.9 17.6 9.6 7.3 8.6 65.1 100.0
  25-29 4.8 1.4 0.8 0.5 3.7 9.9   63.8 17.1 9.7 6.4 9.2 90.1 100.0
  15-29 8.2 3.3 1.3 0.7 25.9 37.4   39.9 14.9 8.2 6.0 7.9 62.6 100.0
Sweden 15-19 11.0 7.0 6.0 69.9 87.9   6.6 2.8 2.3 2.7 12.1 100.0
  20-24 11.6 4.1 3.2 23.3 39.0   44.5 9.5 7.7 1.5 7.0 61.0 100.0
  25-29 10.4 1.7 1.3 9.4 21.5   67.0 6.0 4.7 1.2 5.5 78.5 100.0
  15-29 11.0 4.4 3.6 0.4 35.6 51.0   38.0 6.0 4.8 1.0 5.0 49.0 100.0
Switzerland 15-19 36.3 7.5 2.1 38.9 84.7   7.4 2.3 1.2 5.6 15.3 100.0
  20-24 12.6 14.0 1.1 15.6 43.4   45.9 5.5 3.6 1.9 5.2 56.6 100.0
  25-29 1.1 9.4 3.7 14.3   72.9 6.0 3.8 2.2 6.8 85.7 100.0
  15-29 16.2 10.3 1.1 0.6 0.5 18.9 46.5   43.0 4.6 2.9 1.7 5.9 53.5 100.0
Turkey 15-19 3.3 1.0 0.6 0.3 52.0 56.3   15.0 6.2 3.9 2.3 22.5 43.7 100.0
  20-24 6.0 2.7 1.5 1.3 15.1 23.9   30.0 12.0 7.1 4.9 34.1 76.1 100.0
  25-29 4.5 0.9 0.4 0.5 2.2 7.7   47.4 11.4 6.6 4.8 33.5 92.3 100.0
  15-29 4.5 1.5 0.8 0.7 23.5 29.5   30.9 9.7 5.8 3.9 29.8 70.5 100.0
United Kingdom 15-19 2.4 16.8 4.6 3.1 1.4 54.5 78.3   12.1 5.5 3.3 2.2 4.1 21.7 100.0
  20-24 0.8 12.5 1.6 1.2 0.4 16.6 31.5   49.3 9.2 5.6 3.6 9.9 68.5 100.0
  25-29 9.2 0.6 0.4 3.3 13.2   68.9 6.3 3.9 2.4 11.7 86.8 100.0
  15-29 1.1 12.8 2.2 1.6 0.6 24.3 40.4   43.9 7.0 4.3 2.7 8.6 59.6 100.0
United States 15-19 15.8 4.4 3.4 1.0 64.5 84.7   6.5 3.4 2.3 1.1 5.4 15.3 100.0
  20-24 19.2 2.2 1.6 0.6 17.4 38.7   41.2 8.7 5.6 3.1 11.4 61.3 100.0
  25-29 8.5 0.9 0.5 0.4 4.1 13.5   64.7 8.0 4.8 3.2 13.8 86.5 100.0
  15-29 14.5 2.5 1.8 0.7 28.8 45.7   37.4 6.7 4.2 2.5 10.2 54.3 100.0
Non-OECD member countries                                
Argentina  
Brazil 15-19 20.4 6.6 42.9 69.9   16.1 4.3 9.7 30.1 100.0
  20-24 14.1 2.8 7.0 23.9   52.8 8.8 14.5 76.1 100.0
  25-29 8.9 1.1 2.1 12.0   66.4 7.3 14.3 88.0 100.0
  15-29 14.5 3.5 17.5 35.6   44.9 6.8 12.8 64.4 100.0
China  
India  
Indonesia  
Russian Federation  
Saudi Arabia  
South Africa  
— Not available.
† Not applicable
‡ Reporting standards not met. Data are insufficient to report achievement.
1 Students in work-study programs are considered to be both in education and employed, irrespective of their labor market status according to the International Labor Organization (ILO) definition.
NOTE: Data for "less than 6 months" and "more than 6 months" do not add up to "all together" as unemployed with unknown duration are also included in "all together." Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table C4.2a. Paris: Author.

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