• More than 1 in 5 young persons are not in employment, education or training. 3 out of 4 of these are women.
  • Almost 43 per cent of the global youth labour force is still either unemployed or working yet living in poverty.
  • More young women and men in education but still facing a difficult labour market transition.

Youth employment

  1. More than 65 million unemployed youth worldwide and 145 million young workers living in poverty: youth employment remains a global challenge and a top policy concern.

    The ILO has had a long-standing commitment to promote decent work for youth. Supported by a unique tripartite structure that brings together the key players in the world of work, ILO’s activities on youth employment span over advocacy, knowledge development and dissemination, policy and technical advice and capacity building services.