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Young people 'almost three times more likely than adults' to be unemployed

Young people are giving up on the search for work depriving society of a generation of skilled workers, a report by a UN agency has warned. It revealed global youth unemployment has risen to near its crisis peak and predicted it will keep rising over the next five years.<p>The report by the …

Eurozone unemployment hits new high with quarter of under-25s jobless

Protesters who picketed the European Central Bank on Friday are planning a second day of action across European cities as anger grows over austerity measures that many blame for taking eurozone unemployment to an all-time high.<p>In rain and strong winds, members of the Blockupy movement cut off …

Global Youth Unemployment: Ticking Time Bomb?

Tens of millions of young people around the world are unemployed — and some analysts say that could be a major problem in the future. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with Martina Gmur of the World Economic Forum.<p><b>Listen · 8:17</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, …

Stop blaming young people for being unemployed | The Star

Young people who are unemployed or underemployed have good reason to feel that everyone is blaming the victims.<p>Caught in the growing mismatch between …

Youth Unemployment in the EU

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

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Kenya's unemployed youth find fresh hope in the form of LivelyHoods

In 2010, Tania Laden and Maria Springer founded LivelyHoods, a social enterprise project designed to create work for young people in the urban slums of Kenya. In the two and a half years since, an initiative born of the willingness of two American twentysomethings to listen to the needs of Kenya's …

Spain's Youth Unemployment Rate Hits 57.7% as Europe Faces a 'Lost Generation'

Spain saw its youth unemployment rate rise to a staggering 57.7% in November as the country registered the worse youth jobless rate in the eurozone …

The Only Age Group With Higher Unemployment Than a Year Ago Is ... 20somethings

There's a small silver lining in here. We promise.<p>Each generation of Americans has suffered in its own way during these post-recession years, but only one age group has managed to go the past year without reducing its unemployment rate. It's 20-to-24-year olds. Life imitates <i>Girls</i>.<p>Young …

How unemployed young people see the internet | Money | theguardian.com

The Youth Unemployment Crisis Might Not Be a Crisis

Maybe young people refusing to settle aren't lazy or lost; they're leading us toward the ideas economy of the 21st century.<p><i>“Youth Unemployment is the Next Global Crisis”</i><p><i>“America’s 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth”</i><p><i>“Relentlessly high youth unemployment is a global</i> …

The ghosts of America's long-term unemployed

America is filled with millions of ghosts: living, breathing human beings, who, for economic purposes, are completely unaccounted for and totally invisible.<p>A new report suggests that the long-term unemployed – those who have been out of a job for six months or more – are having no effect on the …