youthxchange

address: http://www.youthxchange.net/main/b245_youth_employment-a.asp
title: YOUTH & EMPLOYMENT:
A GLOBAL CHALLENGE


More than 1 billion people today are between 15 and 25 years of age and nearly 40% of the world's population is below the age of 20…
  • 85% of these young people live in developing countries where many are especially vulnerable to extreme poverty..
The International Labour Office estimates that around 88.2 million young women and men are unemployed throughout the world…
  • accounting for 47% of the 185.9 million unemployed persons globally..
Many more young people are working long hours for low pay, struggling to eke out a living in the informal economy…
  • Young people represent 130 million of the world's 550 million working poor: they work but are unable to lift themselves and their families above the US$ 1 per day-equivalent poverty line..