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European Youth Unemployment Hitting New Highs (Again)

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and many of the ones that arent technically unemployed are stuffed into government 'schemes' to make it look like they're learning something, or doing some sort of new dealy chores for a pittance.

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Everything goes in a nice straight line apart from italy's over 25 stats - any ideas why ?

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Everything goes in a nice straight line apart from italy's over 25 stats - any ideas why ?

As is well known Italy has the greatest demographic deficit (1.1 children per woman or something crazy), so the youth unemployment rate translates into something less serious in absolute terms respecting the whole economy.

In other words it's as if the youth unemployment rate is the equivalent of a rather lower one in another country where 15-24s comprise a significantly higher % of the population.

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And this is why it's important to raise the retirement age to 70 :unsure:

.....not forgetting age discrimination now allows you to work until you drop if you want, earning compounded pay rises over many years of working, could end up being quite a pretty sum. :huh:

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Youth Unemployment Hits New Highs EVERY summer now as people go from "being in school" or "being in college" to "being unemployed".

:rolleyes:

Expect it to be even higher this year though. The FJF program has now ended, youth whom were offered 1 year contracts are now being laid off. (Others are not being taken on at the same time - the end of a small youth employment bubble), I know of two friends made unemployed this past week due to the end of their contracts.

However,one has a new job lined up and should be unemployed for less than a month. The other is looking to do an apprenticeship, isn't bothered by the £2.60/h wage, yet he was the type that was excluded from school and didn't gain any GCSE's, he isn't daft, and is mathematically able, but he hates the academic environment, said he would rather shovel shit for £2.60 an hour than work in an office for a tenner an hour! If only h could have started working at 14 and learned on the job, he would be doing very well for himself by now!

The FJF program has allowed them to gain experience, and its also allowed people to employ the youth for little cost, as there was a grant element to the program, to encourage the employer to take people on. (However the program does have its downfalls).

People whom could have otherwise been languishing on the dole, losing their 'work ethic'.

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The other is looking to do an apprenticeship, isn't bothered by the £2.60/h wage, yet he was the type that was excluded from school and didn't gain any GCSE's,

Crikey! That pay rate is criminal! Hats off to the bloke for not sitting on his **** though!

Hope it leads to better things!

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And in most European countries between 50 and 60% of young people go to university. When they graduate most will find there is no job at teh end of the rainbow.

The unfortunate fact that people do not want to even contemplate is that we increasingly don't need human worker bees. The same as 100 years ago they found they increasingly didn't need horse labour.

We don't need 30,000 workers at a vast steel complex anymore. Now 5,000 is enough and the other 25,000 are either on the dole or in government non-jobs.

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