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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Jamaica statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Jamaican statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Jamaican-specific metadata information.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of youth (aged 15–24 years) not in education, employment or training

Indicator number


Target name

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

Target number


Global indicator description

This proportion of youth (aged 15-24 years) not in education, employment or training, also known as “the NEET rate”, conveys the number of young persons not in education, employment or training as a percentage of the total youth population.

UN designated tier


UN custodian agency

International Labour Organization (ILO)

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