Kids Today: Not to Blame for Joblessness

Youth have long been associated with laziness. Does “Get a job, hippie,” sound familiar?  According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), however, kids today aren’t totally to blame for their joblessness.

A recent ILO report on youth employment states that, because of the economic crisis, the global youth unemployment rate has skyrocketed since 2007, reaching an all-time high at nearly 75 million and effectively wiping out the gains made in previous years.

The employment future for people aged 15-24 looks equally dim as the ILO estimates that the unemployment rate is expected to reach 12.7 percent by the end of the year and will stay this high through 2016.

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Rachel Roth

Executive Assistant

Campaign Consultation, Inc.

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