News

May 2012

  1. The hidden face of youth unemployment

    17 May 2012

    Extremely adverse labour market conditions are forcing many youth to give up the job search altogether or to continue their stay in the education system. Globally, some 6.4 million youth have dropped out of the labour force.

  2. Neither working nor studying, the fate for millions of youth worldwide

    17 May 2012

    Millions of youth around the world have essentially given up looking for a job since the onset of the crisis, reflecting an increasing detachment from the labour market.

  3. Four million more jobless youth since 2007

    17 May 2012

    The global youth unemployment rate for 2012 remains stuck at crisis peak levels and is not expected to come down until at least 2016, says the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  4. Global Preparatory Meeting on the Post-2015 Framework for Development - Concluding remarks by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

    16 May 2012

    José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment Sector of the ILO delivered his concuding remarks at the Global Preparatory Meeting on the Post-2015 Framework for Development at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute

  5. Three steps to curb youth unemployment

    15 May 2012

    The right mix of education and training, promoting entrepreneurship and strengthening employment services is key to tackling the current youth employment crisis in many parts of the world, said Executive Director of the ILO’s Employment Sector, Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.

  6. "Growth, Structural Change and Employment" - Statement by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs

    15 May 2012

    Opening remarks by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment Sector of the ILO delivered at the Global Preparatory Meeting on the Post-2015 Framework for Development at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute

  7. “Skills, decent work and development: Transitions to job-rich Growth” - Statement by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

    14 May 2012

    Statement by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment Sector of the ILO delivered at the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training an event organized by the UNESCO

  8. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

  9. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

April 2012

  1. Youth unemployment crisis stuck until at least 2016, predicts the ILO

    27 April 2012

    ILO's Theodor Sparreboom, Senior Economist, presents the current youth unemployment rates, which at a global level, are stuck at 12,7%. The situation is worsening, especially in developed economies, where the average rate has not returned to pre-crisis levels. The ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth Report 2012 also warns of the dramatic deterioration of the labour situation for young people, who increaingly are employed in part-time and temporary jobs, as they have no other alternatives.