World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a youth-focused version of its 2016 report on global employment trends and prospects. The report, titled 'World Employment and Social Outlook 2016 - Trends for Youth,' finds that after several years of employment growth, youth unemployment is again on the rise. The ILO publication provides statistics on global and regional youth unemployment, including working poverty rates, “decent work” opportunities, gender inequalities and migrant trends. The report states that, in 2016, there are almost 200 million people unemployed around the world. In a video summary of the report, the ILO notes: an increase in youth unemployment after several years of employment growth from 2012-2015, with 13.1% of youth experiencing unemployment in 2016, and many workers in emerging economies experiencing deterioration in their employment conditions.

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