The worst places for youth unemployment revealed

The global rate of youth unemployment is yet to recover from the financial crisis

Young people around the world are struggling with unemployment
Young people around the world are struggling with unemployment

While the global financial crisis may be over, its effects are still keenly felt by young people across the world.

According to a new report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a United Nations agency, young people are struggling to find work across the globe.

The number of youth in the labour force has declined by 11.6 per cent between 1991 and 2014, as enrolment in education increases.

Yet the number of long-term unemployed young people has increased in many European countries.

After a peroid of rapid increase between 2007 and 2010, the global youth unemployment rate settled at 13 per cent. The rate has not yet recovered from where it was before the financial crisis.

Greece, Italy and Slovakia had the highest percentage of unemployed youth in 2014.

In many countries, long-term unemployment has increased between 2012 and 2014.

“Recovery is not universal and many young women and men remain shaken by changing patterns in the world of work,” said Sara Elder, the report’s lead author.

“Youth in developing countries continue to be plagued by working poverty stemming from the irregularity of work and lack of formal employment and social protection.”

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