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ILO Senior Economist Ekkehard Ernst will be answering questions on the new report, Global Employment Trends 2013, on Friday 25 January at 10:00 Geneva time (09:00 GMT). Tweet your questions to @ILONEWS, using the hashtag #GET2013.


GENEVA – The new ILO report Global Employment Trends 2013 shows that global unemployment is on the rise again as the economic outlook worsens although there are significant differences across regions. The number of unemployed worldwide rose by 4.2 million in 2012 to reach over 197 million.

Uncertainty and Job Creation
Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO Employment
Trends Unit
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Labour market situation remains particularly bleak for youth with almost 74 million young people unemployed around the world while many of the new jobs require skills that jobseekers do not have.

Join the twitter live discussion on global employment trends on Friday 25 January at 10:00 Geneva time and send your questions to Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO Employment Trends Unit, using the hashtag #GET2013.