Hard times for young people in the EU: more than 20 percent of 15 – to 24-year-olds do not have jobs. In Spain there is now almost one of two young people unemployed – and the outlook is anything but positive…
20.5 percent of young people between 15 and 24 in the 27 States of the European Union are excluded from the labour market. They do not have a job and in many countries they also have no prospect of getting one in the foreseeable future.
Especially the situation in Spain is dramatically. With about 46 percent almost half of all young people are without work. In Greece the rate was at 38.5 percent according to the data of March. The situation in Ireland and Portugal is not even better. About 27 percent of all young people are without work in Ireland and Portugal
In Britain, the youth unemployment rate is nearly 20 percent – virtually at the average level. The amazing fact about the data yet is that these are still around six percentage points higher than before the economic crisis in April 2008. In Spain, Greece, Latvia and Lithuania, the rate hardly gets better since the end of the global recession and is around 20 percentage points above the level from before the crisis.
In the following the data of youth unemployment is represented in percent (%)
|EU-27 average 20.5