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Statement by the International Labor Organization
- The world is facing a worsening youth employment crisis: young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and over 75 million youth worldwide are looking for work. The ILO has warned of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world. -
Latest figures show that the UK unemployment rate now stands at 7.8%. The rate has dropped from 7.9% according to the latest Office of National Statistics release. The jobless rate among 16 to 24-year-olds is however at a high 20.7%.
Have a look at this Youth Unemployment map.