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ILO report: Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work, according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017  report.

Incorporating the most recent employment trends for young women and men, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and gives detailed analyses of medium-term trends in youth population, labour force, employment, unemployment, working poverty and informality.

The 2017 edition discusses the implications of technological change for youth labour market prospects – both quantity and quality – focusing on trends in sectoral employment and on the forms of work available to young people.

The complete report and further information is available on: http://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/global-employment-trends/WCMS_598669/lang--en/index.htm

Source: ILO

Posted by: Katrin Schauer

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