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Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET): a data cube slice

Number, and percent, of young people (16-19) who were not in education, employment or training.

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Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 2003
  2. 2004
  3. 2005
  4. 2006
  5. 2007
  6. 2008
  7. 2009
  8. 2010
Reference Area
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  1. Council Areas
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The official measure of those aged 16-19 not in employment, education or training, otherwise known as the More Choices, More Chances (MCMC) group, is taken from the Annual Population Survey (APS). While the APS can provide a reliable estimate of the MCMC group at a national level the data are not robust enough to provide estimates at a Local Authority level. For this reason in 2006 the Scottish Government commissioned the Training and Employment Research Unit (TERU) of Glasgow University to carry out an assessment of different measurement options for the MCMC group. The final report for this project can be found at:

The findings from this report suggested that the APS was still the best measure at a Scottish level. However, at a local level it was suggested that a combination of school leavers destinations statistics and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits statistics for 18-19 year olds are used. This measure provides a general estimate of the level of the MCMC group which is consistent over time and between local areas. It is recognised that this measure underestimates the MCMC group but it does provide a useful measure to track the size of this group over time.

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