site.bta Bulgaria Has 4th Lowest Share of Working Students in EU
In 2022, 72% of Europeans aged 15-29 remained outside the labour force during formal education, 25% were employed, while 3% were unemployed and actively seeking employment while in formal education, Eurostat reported on Thursday. Some 7.2% of Bulgarian students were employed – the fourth lowest share behind Romania with 2.3%, Slovakia with 5.2% and Hungary with 5.7%.
The dynamics of young people's transition from formal education to the labour market varies significantly among EU Member States. These disparities can be influenced by national education systems, availability of training, labour market characteristics and cultural factors.
Despite a quarter of young Europeans being employed while studying, this statistic conceals substantial national differences. At the national level, the highest shares of young people employed during formal education were observed in the Netherlands (73%), Denmark (52%) and Germany (45%).
The highest shares of young people in formal education who were available for employment and actively seeking employment were recorded in Sweden (13%), Finland (7%), and the Netherlands (6%). Conversely, Hungary, Czechia, Romania, Croatia, Poland, and Lithuania had less than 1% of young people (aged 15-29) seeking employment while at the same time having among the highest shares of students outside labour force.