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Continued decline in early school leavers in the EU

The share of 'early school leavers,’ a term that refers to early leavers from education and training (aged 18-24), has steadily decreased in the EU over the last 10 years, from 13% in 2011 to 10% in 2021.

The EU Member States have set themselves a target to reduce the rates of early school leavers to below 9% at the EU level by 2030.

Eurostat, 23 May 2022