Resources on youth employment

  1. 27 million Latin American and Caribbean youth in the informal economy

    22 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for urgent action to help youth in the region move from the informal to the formal economy.

  2. Caribbean Labour Ministers commit to closer collaboration

    04 July 2013

    The 8th International Labour Organization (ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers concluded on July 3, 2013 with a commitment to deepen regional national, regional and international collaboration.

  3. ILO Director-General calls for urgent action on youth unemployment

    03 July 2013

    Guy Ryder tells Caribbean Labour ministers that it is time to act to save a “lost generation” of young people.

  4. ECLAC and ILO Predict that Unemployment Will Fall Again to 6.4% in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2012

    05 November 2012

    The two United Nations agencies indicate that there remain structural problems that have a negative effect on the labour market situation of young people.

  5. 2011 Labour Overview. Latin America and the Caribbean.

    25 April 2012

    For Latin America and the Caribbean, growth and employment ended with a positive balance in 2011. We are now at the end of a year characterized by intense uncertainty about the global economy. There is growing concern about the negative repercussions that a new recession could have on the economies and unemployment rates of our region.

  6. ILO opens International Forum on “Employment, Youth and Democratic Governance”, calling for more and better jobs for young people

    13 December 2011

    At 14.4 per cent, the youth unemployment rate is double the general rate, and 60 per cent of young workers are in informal jobs. Eminent personalities are meeting in Lima to take part in the Forum.

  7. Decent Work and Youth in Latin America, 2010

    05 October 2011

    This report takes stock of progress and setbacks with respect to the problems identified in the report published in 2007.

  8. Argentina’s Response to Economic Crisis Through Social Protection

    16 November 2010

    Record unemployment is one of the consequences of the global economic crisis, but in Argentina, fewer jobs were lost in the crisis than in many other countries. A new report from the ILO found that’s because Argentina learned some lessons from a bitter experience in the past, and protected jobs when hard times came around again.

  9. 2008 Labour Overview. Latin America and the Caribbean

    01 July 2009

    This edition provides evidence of the effects of an unprecedented international crisis that has cast a shadow over the global economy and is reflected in the employment situation in the region. Employment will be a challenge in 2009. As ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia stated, "The ILO's message is realistic, not alarmist" with respect to this situation.

  10. Wanted: Job with decent wage

    27 October 2006

    Youth unemployment is a persistent problem in Latin America, but there is also a need to improve the quality of jobs, according to a new report repared by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Luis Cordova reports from Santiago de Chile for ILO OnLine.