The number of young people aged 15 to 24 that neither study nor work is increasingly higher, which makes them part of the so – called ‘ninis’ who “float” in society without a defined course, thus hurting the economy.
The Observatory of the Economic and Social Situation of the National University (UNA) said that the number of ‘ninis’ increased 10% within a year.
Currently, the 184,561 unemployed dropouts are broken down in: 32% seeking employment; 29% neither study nor work to address family obligations and 39% does not work, study, or attend family obligations (about 72,000 young people).
Changes in the labor market and the production structure make it difficult for a person without certified education to find a decent job.
They remain unemployed, with low quality jobs or in the informal sector,”
explained the economist Roxana Morales.
However, Natalia Morales, researcher at the State of the Nation, said the data should be carefully analyzed and explained that someone (housewives) whose work is unpaid, is not necessarily unemployed.