Young People Neither in Education, Employment Nor Training

May 3, 2018

In Timor-Leste, more youth are attending school, and staying in school longer, than in the past. As a result, 56% of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are currently in school, according to the 2015 Census. Additionally, some young people are already working. But Timor-Leste has very low employment rates, with only 31% of the working age population engaged in work and only 21% of 15 to 24 year-olds currently working. Every year, around 18,000 youth enter the workforce and many are unable to find work. So what are those neither in education or employment doing?

This report integrates an analysis of 2015 Census and 2010 Census data with responses from three focus group discussions (FDGs) held in Dili and Liquica as well as evidence from background literature. Clck here to read more