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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

Youth – One in ten jobs have been destroyed since 2007 OECD finds

Fifteen percent of the OECD youth population were not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2015 – about 40 million young people. More than two-thirds of them were not actively looking for work. The total gross income that could have been generated by NEETs in 2014 is estimated to have been between USD 360-605 … Continue reading

Youth Unemployment Is on the Rise – 20 per cent were willing to move permanently to another country.

In a climate of renewed concerns about global economic growth, youth unemployment is on the rise after several years of improvement… Global economic growth in 2016 is estimated to stand at 3.2 per cent, 0.4 percentage points lower than the gure predicted in late 2015. The downward revision is a result of recessions that were … Continue reading

Youth Unemployment – A systematic review of what improve labour market outcomes

This systematic review investigates the impact of training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services, and subsidised employment interventions on the labour market outcomes of young women and men. The systematic and meta-analysis is based on evidence from 113 counterfactual-based impact evaluations of 107 active labour market programmes in 31 low-, middle- and high-income countries. … Continue reading

Young People in EU – What are they doing ?

The European Union (EU) totals almost 90 million people aged 15-29, representing 17% of its population. These young people are in very different situations, with education and employment patterns varying considerably between Member States and by age group. Between the ages of 15 and 29, a clear and significant shift occurs from the world of … Continue reading

Unemployment in the Euro Area – 10.1% in June 2016, 20.8% for youth

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.1% in June 2016, stable compared to May 2016 and down from 11.0% in June 2015. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2011. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.6% in June 2016, stable compared to May 2016 and down from 9.5% … Continue reading

Living with Parents in US – 18- to 34-year-olds more likely for the first time in more than 130 years

A recent Pew Research Center analysis of census data found that in 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. were more likely to be living in their parents’ home than with a spouse or partner in their own household. A closer analysis of the data helps … Continue reading

Youth in US – The employment rate for teens fell from 43 percent in 2000 to 26 percent in 2014. Why ?

The employment rate for teens fell from 43 percent in 2000 to 26 percent in 2014, and for young adults aged 20 to 24, it fell from 70 to 62 percent. These are big drops. In a new analysis, I take a deeper look at employment trends among young people. When employment rates are broken … Continue reading

NEETs in US – Three million young people are “disconnected”

Three million young people are neither in school nor working, finds a report released today by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. These “disconnected youth” are primarily people of color. In some metros, black and Latino youth are up to six times more likely to be disconnected than young whites. The report, “Employment and disconnection among … Continue reading

Youth in UK – 47 per cent say that an academic education alone is not enough to secure a job

Youth unemployment is a blight on the lives of millions of young people across the UK and brings with it serious financial and social implications for productivity and growth. Every major economy preparing for the future will look to the next generation as the source of fresh ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship. But with 625,000 young … Continue reading

VET in Europe – Policies addressing early leaving from education and training

Conditions for policy learning and mainstreaming measures tackling early leaving Cedefop has identified five key conditions in measures and policies that have proved to be successful. The policy messages linked to each of these (highlighted in green below) were discussed with Member States representatives. Leadership and commitment over time A high level of commitment by … Continue reading

Youth in EU – The best educated ever yet, 8.7 million young people aged 15-29 are unemployed

The EU Youth Report reveals that generally young people are better educated than their predecessors and less young people drop out of school in the EU. Yet, 8.7 million young people aged 15-29 are unemployed, 13.7 million are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) and close to 27 million are at risk of poverty … Continue reading

A Fourth of Humanity Is Now Young – The vast majority live in the developing world

Much has been made of the challenges of aging societies. But it’s the youth bulge that stands to put greater pressure on the global economy, sow political unrest, spur mass migration and have profound consequences for everything from marriage to Internet access to the growth of cities. The parable of our time might well be: … Continue reading

Middle East’s youth unemployment – 27 million not in education, employment, or training

Unemployment across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is expected to surge in the coming years as a combination of structural and cyclical factors is adversely impacting job creation in both oil-exporting and oil-importing countries.  According to a recent report ‘Re-Dynamising the Job Machine: Technology-Driven Transformation of Labor Markets in MENA’, produced jointly … Continue reading

Youth Labour Force Participation in Canada – The first significant, prolonged decline since the early 1990s

The labour force participation rate of 15- to 24-year-olds (the percentage who are employed or seeking employment) declined from 67.3% in 2008 to 64.2% in 2014, reflecting a 3.8-percentage-point drop from 2008 to 2012 followed by a slight increase (Chart 1). The decline was particularly pronounced among youth aged 15 to 19, whose participation rate fell … Continue reading

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