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The number of NEETs, or people not involved in employment, education or training, is rising among those in their mid-20s and older, a government white paper said Friday.

The 2009 white paper on youths said NEETs aged between 15 and 24 stood at 260,000 in 2008, down 30,000 from 2002, and that the population of NEETs aged between 25 and 34 rose by 30,000 to 380,000 over the same period.

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