The report provides updated figures on global and regional youth unemployment. It also looks at working poverty rates, decent work opportunities in both developed and developing economies as well as gender inequalities and migration trends among young people.
This report highlights the fact that, following some improvements in youth labour market outcomes between 2012 and 2015, the recent slowdown in global economic activity is having an adverse effect on the prospects for youth. The challenge concerns not just the quantity of jobs available, but also their quality. The overarching objective of employment, in terms of both quantity and quality, needs to be embedded within a more comprehensive framework, one that provides youth and their households with adequate and appropriate social protection, economic security and equal opportunities.
You can find the full “World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth” report here.