The data released by the EU's statistical office, Eurostat, reveal that, last year, 86.9% of young Portuguese students, aged between 15 and 29, were not working, while another 10.3% were employed and 2.9% unemployed.

In the EU as a whole, in 2021, 23% of young people aged between 15 and 29 in formal education were also employed, while 3% were looking for work and available to start work (i.e. unemployed).

By country, the Netherlands had, in 2021, the highest percentage of students aged between 15 and 29 who were employed while still studying (70%), followed by Denmark (49%) and Germany (42%).

In contrast, the lowest percentages of employment among young students were found in Romania (2%), Slovakia (4%), Hungary and Bulgaria (both 5%).