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YOUTH LABOUR FORCE: FUTURE TRENDS


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future trends

In 2015, 660 million young people will either be working or looking for work…
  • + 7.5% over the number of youth in the labour force in 2003.
The challenge will be greatest in the regions with the largest expected labour force growth:
  • sub-Saharan Africa with forecasted growth of young people of 30 million, or about 28%;


  • South Asia with forecasted growth of 21 million, or 15%, between 2003 and 2015.
According to the ILO, halving the world youth unemployment rate…
  • would add at least US$ 2.2 trillion to global GDP, equal to around 4% of the 2003 global GDP value.
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