Published October 2016
What stands between youth and decent jobs?
More youth seem to prefer staying in school to getting a job early in life. That’s good news. Yet more than 200 million young people are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty.
Explore this InfoStory to learn more about global employment trends for young people and what stands between them and a decent job.
Where the jobs are – and aren’t
Despite a mild recovery in recent years, youth unemployment has remained above its pre-crisis levels and is expected to rise again in 2016.
Regional trends vary widely depending on gender, income levels and education enrolment.
Helping youth find decent work
Investing in youth employment requires a collaborative approach to prioritizing job creation while helping youth to overcome their specific disadvantages through skills and labour market policies.
Interventions must promote job growth, skills development, make self-employment easier and ensure better working conditions, social protection and rights at work.