News

May 2012

  1. Lost in transition? Averting a jobless generation

    24 May 2012

    They've been called Generation U for unemployed and the jobless generation, but is their future really that grim? Young people debate their problems and prospects with journalists and experts during the ILO Youth Employment Forum.

  2. Youth Employment Forum Kicks Off: "We need action!"

    23 May 2012

    The ILO inaugurated the Youth Employment Forum which brought together more than 100 young people from around the world for a wide-ranging discussion on how to best tackle the youth employment crisis. Watch the video highlights of the first day.

  3. The Drive to Reduce Drop Outs - ILO TV reports from the Netherlands

    22 May 2012

  4. Temporary, part-time jobs: a trap for youth?

    22 May 2012

    The use of temporary contracts for young workers has nearly doubled since the onset of the economic crisis, said the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  5. Global Employment Trends for Youth Report 2012: video highlights of the press conference

    21 May 2012

    José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector, warns that the situation that young people face in the labour market has not improved and it is not likely to ease anytime soon. Medium term projections up to 2016 suggest little improvement in youth labour markets.

  6. What are the challenges behind Russia’s plan to boost job creation?

    21 May 2012

    Russia recently announced an ambitious plan to create 25 million high productivity jobs by 2020. Olga Koulaeva, Employment Specialist at the ILO Moscow office, analyses Russian labour market challenges in an interview with ILO News.

  7. Jobs for youth: lost for years to come

    21 May 2012

    Gains in employment rates for young people have been wiped out by the economic crisis. According to the ILO's Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012, it may take 4-5 years before jobs rebound. In the meantime, many of the 75 million unemployed young people will completely give up looking for work. ILO TV reports from Athens, Greece

  8. The hidden face of youth unemployment

    17 May 2012

    Extremely adverse labour market conditions are forcing many youth to give up the job search altogether or to continue their stay in the education system. Globally, some 6.4 million youth have dropped out of the labour force.

  9. Neither working nor studying, the fate for millions of youth worldwide

    17 May 2012

    Millions of youth around the world have essentially given up looking for a job since the onset of the crisis, reflecting an increasing detachment from the labour market.

  10. Four million more jobless youth since 2007

    17 May 2012

    The global youth unemployment rate for 2012 remains stuck at crisis peak levels and is not expected to come down until at least 2016, says the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.