Incorporating the most recent labor market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth provides a detailed view of the youth labor market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional indicators, and provides detailed analyses of medium-term trends in youth population, labor force, and employment and unemployment. This year's report reveals that the youth employment crisis continues in developed as well as developing economies. Little progress has been made in reducing youth unemployment in the advanced economies since the height of the economic crisis, while in most developing regions, youth unemployment rates are projected to remain at the same level or increase in the medium term. Drawing on the results of school-to-work transition surveys, the report shows that developing regions face major youth employment challenges relating to the quality of work.
This report examines the vulnerability of youth to unemployment and the shortage of decent work. It shows where progress has or has not been made in terms of tapping the energy, talent, and creativity of young people for the benefit of the economy's productive potential. It updates the world and regional youth labor market indicators and gives detailed analyses of longer-term trends in youth population, labor force, and employment, while providing a first glimpse at new estimates of working poverty among youth. The report shows that the impacts of the economic crisis have been disproportionately severe for young people around the world. It also offers valuable lessons learned from evaluating youth employment programs.