Definition: This entry gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 map
Figure of the week: Annual Nelson Mandela lecture focuses on the potential of Africa’s youth
Brookings - 7/21/2016 3:50:19 AM
On Monday, July 18, 2016, the world celebrated ... times smaller. Youth unemployment is measured as the share of the labor force (ages 15-24) without work but available for and seeking employment. Estimates may be low in some low-income countries like ...
How to tackle youth unemployment
guardian.ng - 7/26/2016 1:49:51 AM
Youth unemployment has become a global phenomenon that the world is finding difficult to cope with ... increased to 42.24 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 as the country’s economy contracted by 0.36 per cent, the lowest since 1991 – is a clear ...
Understanding youth militancy in Bangladesh
Dhaka Tribune - 7/29/2016 9:41:44 PM
In this age, it is almost impossible to restrict flow of information – irrespective of the contents. In the past decades, there have been many efforts by Western countries ... Do you consider unemployment as a reason behind the youth joining militant ...
In South Africa: Unemployed may turn away from ANC in election
pulse.ng - 7/29/2016 9:02:57 AM
ANC supporter Zinhle Khumalo has also lost faith in the party of the country's first black president ... have no access to running water and electricity and youth crime rates are high. The unemployment rate was 26.6 percent of the labour force in the ...
The employment effects of a much higher U.S. federal minimum wage: Lessons from other rich countries
equitablegrowth.org - 7/27/2016 11:52:57 PM
But what about youth unemployment rates? There are two alternative unemployment rates that enable comparisons across countries. One is unemployment measured as a share of the labor force; the other is unemployment as a share of the working age population.
UNEP - Developing countries show world way forward on green finance
Climate Action - 7/21/2016 9:19:36 AM
PRESS RELEASE - Nairobi, 18 July 2016 - Developing countries such as Kenya, Bangladesh and Jordan are leading the world on green finance ... with Pancretan Cooperative Bank to focus on youth unemployment The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide ...
Youth unemployment seen as 'scarring' by global group
CNN Money - 7/10/2012 12:31:59 PM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As the jobs crisis drags on, high unemployment could permanently damage the economic prospects of the ... about 18.6% of youth were neither employed nor in school or training programs across the OECD's 34 countries, the think tank ...
World Youth Day: Modern faith gives young Catholics wings
The Australian - 7/18/2016 2:16:39 PM
The event is held every three years in a different country ... to its World Youth Day celebration in 2008. The most recent figures, compiled in 2011, show Catholic churchgoers in Australia have a median age of 60, with those aged 15-24 years making ...
This New Platform Will Amplify Voices Affected by Global Youth Unemployment
The Huffington Post - 1/13/2016 1:30:35 AM
We believe the global conversation around youth unemployment ... billion youth -- ages 15-24 -- making up 18 percent of the global population. Youth and children together -- ages 24 and younger -- account for nearly 50 percent of the world's population.
'Driven by unemployment, youth in Somalia turned to piracy as a solution'
The Guardian - 8/20/2014 1:23:58 PM
Photograph: Aspen Institute We are seeing an alarming form of youth ... countries to create jobs. Consider Africa where over 70% of the continent's population is under the age of 30 and in the next 40 years, one out of three of the world's population aged ...
Reducing Youth Unemployment in Kenya
World Policy Institute - 10/15/2013 9:50:37 AM
Youth unemployment in Kenya is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Today, unemployment in Kenya stands at 40%, and 70% of those unemployed are between the ages of 15 and 35. The World Bank estimates ... and insecurity in the country.
Global Youth Unemployment Rate Rising Rapidly
mintpressnews.com - 2/8/2015 11:57:30 PM
The world ... the 2014 youth unemployment rate was almost three times higher than the overall unemployment rate. The ILO predicts overall unemployment rates “to decline gradually in developed economies” while at the same time “many countries ...
Global Youth Unemployment: An Agenda For Substantive Intervention
prnewswire.com - 11/20/2014 8:17:25 PM
BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the globe, today's youth populations are experiencing one of the highest levels of unemployment in history. Nearly half of the world's 1.2 billion young people between the ages 15-24 are currently unemployed or ...
These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Global Post - 9/7/2014 11:54:02 PM
What can the median age ... the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before. Some believe that this "youth bulge" helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment.
Global Youth Unemployment Crisis: Millions Of Young People Will Struggle To Find Jobs In Coming Decade, Report Says
International Business Times - 10/13/2015 2:54:02 PM
Young people across the globe are more likely to be plagued by unemployment for at least the next decade compared to people of other ages or previous ... but also for countries' economies -- and the world's -- the report noted. As youth are unable to ...