Global Employment Trends for Youth, August 2004

ILO's first edition of the Global Employment Trends for Youth

This report continues the ILO Global Employment Trends series to provide a valuable analysis of the current labour market trends of young people. It incorporates the most recent information available in order to shed light on the possible factors contributing to the increasing difficulties youth face today when trying to enter the labour force. The report identifies indicators which help to quantify the situation of young workers with an eye towards identifying the specific challenges necessary to meet the UN Millennium Declaration initiative to "develop and implement strategies that give young people everywhere a real chance to find decent and productive work". The information provided here also offers a concise picture of where decent work opportunities are most needed around the world.