By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.

CSO data

Claim: Achieving

8.6.1 Young people aged 15-19 years had an employment rate of just 15.4% in Q4 2020. In the same period, the employment rates for females in the 20-24 years age group was 57.6%, marginally higher than the male rate of 57.5%. The highest unemployment rate in Q4 2020 was 19.4% for those aged 15-19 years. Male and female rates of unemployment were broadly similar except for those aged 15-19 years where the female rate was 21.5% compared to 17.5% for males. In Q4 2020 the male participation rates were above the female rates in all age groups except those aged 20-24 years. Females aged 20-24 years had a participation rate of 65.7% compared with 65.2% for males.

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