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Does completion of below upper secondary school impact unemployment rates of 25-34 year-olds?

Trends from 2019 - 2020

Countries are ranked in ascending order of the unemployment rate of 25-34 year-olds with below upper secondary attainment in 2020.

Source: OECD (2021), Table A3.3. See Source section for more information and Annex 3 for notes (


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