Policy Brief 14 - Policy Options to support young workers during economic recovery

The global jobs crisis has hit young people hard. Of the world’s estimated 211 million unemployed people in 2009, nearly 40 per cent – or about 81 million – were between 15 and 24 years of age. In many countries, this grim unemployment picture is darkened further by the large number of youth engaged in poor quality and low paid jobs with intermittent and insecure work arrangements, including in the informal economy.