Resources on youth employment

  1. Work4Youth Newsletter 2014-2015

    27 November 2015

  2. Does the work-study combination among youth improve the transition path?

    10 November 2015

    Can working while studying act as a stepping stone to good labour market opportunities or is it rather a necessity-driven constraint of more vulnerable youth, taking focus away from studying? The objective of the present technical brief is to reflect on the role played by the work-study combination in the transition to stable and satisfactory employment.

  3. Working poverty remains main concern for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, says ILO

    05 November 2015

    Two in three young workers in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on less than US$2 a day, says Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO's Work4Youth project. While attending The MasterCard Foundation's first "Young Africa Works Summit”, in Cape Town in October 2015, Sara Elder stressed the urgency to invest in policies directed to scale up infrastructure in rural areas and to boost the potential of the agricultural sector as the primary employer of youth in Africa.

  4. Cooperatives and Sustainable Development Goals - A contribution to the post-2015 development debate

    16 October 2015

    ILO COOP undertook a joint initiative with the International Cooperative Alliance (“the Alliance”) in order to bring cooperative voices into the discussion around the post-2015 development agenda, to better understand how cooperative enterprises contribute to this agenda and the role they could play in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  5. Cooperatives and the World of Work Issue Brief Series

    16 October 2015

    Formed by producers, consumers, workers and business people worldwide, cooperatives have demonstrated their great potential for creating and consolidating employment opportunities, empowering people, providing protection and alleviating poverty. The ILO’s “Cooperatives and the world of work” issue brief series highlights how cooperative model engages in the changing world of the work.

  6. Highlights of the Youth Employment Trends

    14 October 2015

    The global youth unemployment rate has dropped to 73.3 million in 2014, 3.3 million less than the crisis peak in 2009. Good news but still a long way to go according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 report.

  7. Toward Solutions for Youth Employment: Overview

    12 October 2015

  8. Toward Solutions for Youth Employment: A 2015 Baseline Report

    12 October 2015

  9. Youth unemployment still a major challenge

    09 October 2015

    The global financial crisis hit young people particularly hard, pushing youth unemployment to record levels. Eight years on there are finally signs that the problem is stabilizing but more still needs to be done to scale up effects of the recovery. Millions more are working for little or even no pay.

  10. © Alexandre Syrota 2015

    Youth employment crisis easing but far from over

    07 October 2015

    Despite a mild recovery in the 2012-2014 period, the youth unemployment rate remains well above its pre-crisis level. For millions of young people around the world finding a decent job is still a drawn-out uphill struggle.