Never before in recent history are so many young people facing such a brutal employment situation. The on-going financial crisis, and the inability or unwillingness of governments to restore jobs and growth, is having a particularly brutal impact on young people.
Official figures show that 75 million young people are without jobs across the world, many millions more are trapped in informal or precarious work, and tens of millions of new job seekers have no prospect of finding work, or education and training to equip them for work in the future. Youth unemployment is as high as 60% in some countries, and a whole generation of young people faces exclusion from the labour market.
This is a social and economic time bomb.
ITUC represent 170 millions of workers all over the world. Many of the workers are young and have a hard time to get a job – in some country as many as 60 % of the young people are without jobs.
We need governments to act – to create decent work for young people.