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Never before in recent history are so many young people facing such a brutal employment situation. The on-going financial crisis, and the inability or unwillingness of governments to restore jobs and growth, is having a particularly brutal impact on young people.
Across the world 75 million young people are without jobs, many millions more are trapped in informal or precarious work, and tens of millions of new job seekers have no prospect of finding work, or education and training to equip them for work in the future.
Youth unemployment is as high as 60% in some countries, and a whole generation of young people faces exclusion from the labour market.
Now you can make a difference and tell your leaders that this needs to change: As part of preparations for World Day for Decent Work, ITUC has set up an interacive webpage www.workforecast.org. Here you can check the outlooks for young workers in different countries all over the world.
Here are some of the forecasts:
The sun is slowly coming up over the horizon. Job creation for young people can be seen coming your way bringing decent wages and conditions with it. There is hope for many more bright working days