Youth Unemployment

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Europe – Youth employment is still not back to its pre-crisis level

Ten years after the economic crisis, youth employment in Europe is still not back to its pre-crisis level. This is especially true for countries in southern and eastern Europe. The report looks at the development of youth labour markets in the EU countries. It identifies groups of young people disproportionately affected by the crisis and … Continue reading

Youth in Europe – Next generation still falls short of what it takes to age in prosperity

The reality faced by Europe’s next generation still falls short of what it takes to age in prosperity. First, many EU countries suffer from surprisingly large foundational skills gaps. Across half of the EU a fifth or more of 15-year-olds performed below proficiency in reading and mathematics in the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment … Continue reading

Youth Guarantee in Europe – Many member states facing challenges when meeting the objectives of early intervention and effective enforcement mechanisms

The European Youth Guarantee (YG) is one of the most innovative labour market policies of recent years. It arrived at a time when an urgent and radical response was needed to address the detrimental long-lasting consequences of long-term unemployment. This article examines empirical evidence on the effectiveness of past youth guarantee experiences, as well as … Continue reading

Youth Unemployment in UK – Transition to work is still inconsistent for many

To be a country that works for everyone, youth unemployment must be addressed. Consistent and engaging support for young people in school and as they transition through education and employment is key to reducing youth unemployment. This transition is still inconsistent for many young people across the UK. This report highlights the challenges that some … Continue reading

LMI for Young People in UK – The data that is available does not provide a useful enough breakdown

Where there is good data about young people targeted support can be put in place. Organisations that support young people use the national statistical data to design and target services for young people. However the data that is available does not provide a useful enough breakdown at a local level or for groups of young … Continue reading

Unemployed Youth in Europe – 50% are reluctant to change their place of residence for a job

50% of unemployed people aged 20-34 in the European Union (EU) are reluctant to change their place of residence for a job, 21% are ready to move for a job but only in the same country, whereas 12% would consider moving to another EU Member State. 17% would even be ready to move for a … Continue reading

Long-Term Youth Unemployment in Europe – The scarring effect

Young people are more affected than other age groups by long-term unemployment. While long-term youth unemployment is certainly not a new policy challenge for Europe, it now affects a wider range of young people than it ever did before, ranging from those with third-level degrees to the most disadvantaged young people. Eurofound’s new report on … Continue reading

Global Youth Unemployment – To rise slightly in 2017 with 21.8 per cent of young people neither in employment nor in education or training (NEET) ILO says

There has been a modest economic recovery, though youth unemployment remains high and employment quality a concern. The global economic outlook for 2017 and 2018 is positive and growth is projected to accelerate modestly due to moderate pickups in investment and trade, mainly led by advanced economies. However, job growth does not always accompany economic … Continue reading

Dual Apprenticeship in Germany – The employment advantage of youth reverses over time and disappears around age 50

Vocationally-trained workers with relatively narrow skills face a harsher labor market with time as the nature of production changes. The employment advantage of German youth with vocational as compared to general education reverses over time and disappears around age 50, according to a study I conducted along with an international team. At that point, even … Continue reading

Youth Unemployment in Canada – Always higher

However, participation rates are only one part of young people’s experience of the labour market. A second major factor is whether youth are able to find employment once they enter the workforce. The youth unemployment rate varied widely from 1946 to 2015. Relatively low until the mid-1950s, it climbed 5.9 percentage points from 1956 to … Continue reading

Youth Guarantee in Europe – 14 Million young people have entered since January 2014

Since 2013, the Union and its Member States have engaged in an ambitious strategy to reduce youth unemployment. Following a proposal from the Commission, all Member States adhered to the establishment of a Youth Guarantee, which is a political commitment, in the form of a Council recommendation of April 2013, to give every young person … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe – 9.6% in December 2016 in the euro area with 4.219 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.6% in December 2016, down from 9.7% in November 2016 and down from 10.5% in December 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.2% in December 2016, stable compared to November 2016 and down from … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe in October 2016 : 9.8% (Euro Area), 4.169 million young persons (EU28)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.8% in October 2016, down from 9.9% in September 2016 and from 10.6% in October 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.3% in October 2016, down from 8.4% in September 2016 and from 9.1% … Continue reading

Work-Based Learning for Youth in US – Promising practices

This paper examines four different youth work-based learning strategies, each targeting different youth populations and industry sectors, and identifies key elements of these programs’ success, challenges each has needed to address, and policy recommendations to address these challenges. Why work-based learning Well-designed work-based learning opportunities provide youth participants with occupational and work readiness training while … Continue reading

Canada – Job churn a new reality for young workers

The unemployment rate for young workers has always been higher than the national average. The latest data show the youth jobless rate at about 13 per cent, nearly double the national level. The labour participation rate for youth is 63 per cent, compared with nearly 90 per cent for prime working age employees. Chosen excerpts … Continue reading

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