Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012
Report from Greece
Jobs for youth: lost for years to come
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.
"Youth unemployment crisis until at least 2016"
ILO's Theodoor Sparreboom, Senior Economist author of the study, explains the current youth unemployment rates, which at a global level, are stuck at 12,7%.
Video highlights of the Press conference
"Economic growth is proving to be more stubborn than originally thought"
José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector, presents the Global Employment Trends for Youth to the media in Geneva.
News and Features
Four million more jobless youth since 2007
The global youth unemployment rate for 2012 remains stuck at crisis peak levels and is not expected to come down until at least 2016.
Neither working nor studying, the fate for millions of youth worldwide
Many discouraged youth have essentially given up looking for a job, reflecting an increasing detachment from the labour market.
The hidden face of youth unemployment
More than 6 million youth worldwide have dropped out of the labour force. They either have given up searching for a job or have decided to prolong their studies.
Temporary, part-time jobs: a trap for youth?
The use of temporary contracts for young workers has nearly doubled since the onset of the economic crisis.