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MORE YOUTH, FEWER JOBS


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The growth in the number of young people is rapidly outstripping the ability of economies to provide them with jobs:
  • the overall youth population grew by 10.5% over the last 10 years to over 1.1 billion in 2003 but…


  • youth employment grew by only 0.2% to around 526 million employment opportunities.
The relative disadvantage of youth in the labour market is more pronounced in developing economies:

country’s economylabour force in 2003 (%)
developing 21.8
industrialised 14.0

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