News, articles and events on youth employment

May 2012

  1. Youth speak out on employment crisis

    21 May 2012

    This 2012 International Labour Conference (ILC) will focus much of its attention on the issue of youth employment. While for years young people world-wide have had difficulty finding decent work, with the global economic downturn their struggles have become more acute and what was a challenge has been transformed into a crisis. By Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

  2. What are the challenges behind Russia’s plan to boost job creation?

    21 May 2012

    Russia recently announced an ambitious plan to create 25 million high productivity jobs by 2020. Olga Koulaeva, Employment Specialist at the ILO Moscow office, analyses Russian labour market challenges in an interview with ILO News.

  3. The hidden face of youth unemployment

    17 May 2012

    Extremely adverse labour market conditions are forcing many youth to give up the job search altogether or to continue their stay in the education system. Globally, some 6.4 million youth have dropped out of the labour force.

  4. Neither working nor studying, the fate for millions of youth worldwide

    17 May 2012

    Millions of youth around the world have essentially given up looking for a job since the onset of the crisis, reflecting an increasing detachment from the labour market.

  5. Four million more jobless youth since 2007

    17 May 2012

    The global youth unemployment rate for 2012 remains stuck at crisis peak levels and is not expected to come down until at least 2016, says the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  6. Three steps to curb youth unemployment

    15 May 2012

    The right mix of education and training, promoting entrepreneurship and strengthening employment services is key to tackling the current youth employment crisis in many parts of the world, said Executive Director of the ILO’s Employment Sector, Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.

  7. Media Advisory: ILO to publish 2012 edition of Global Employment Trends for Youth

    15 May 2012

    The ILO is to launch its new report on the state of labour markets for youth worldwide. The report, entitled “Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012”, is for release on Tuesday 22 May 2012. The new study examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world and provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.

  8. Giving Indonesia’s new generation the skills and self-confidence to find decent work

    15 May 2012

    Indonesia’s new generation of young people are creative, connected, concerned and keen to succeed. But today, far too many can’t find decent jobs.

  9. Giving young people the right skills for today’s jobs

    15 May 2012

    At a time when youth unemployment has reached alarming levels, governments are urgently seeking ways to tackle the crisis and defuse the potential time bomb of an increasingly disheartened and angry generation. Journalist Patrick Moser reports.

  10. Arab youth aspiring to social justice and decent work

    15 May 2012

    In 2011, youth unemployment rates in the Arab region have reached a worrying average of more than 27.3 per cent. For young women, the average unemployment rate is even worse...