UK worst country in the G8 for youth unemployment

The UK has experienced the fastest rise in youth unemployment of any country in the G8 since the start of the recession and has the worst levels of many major countries, with only Spain and Greece experiencing higher rates, according to a report published today by The Work Foundation.

The report, Youth unemployment in the global contact, looks at youth unemployment internationally, with a greater focus on Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Australia – all of which have maintained consistently low levels of youth unemployment despite the economic downturn.

The report states the UK’s youth unemployment problem cannot be attributed solely to the recession, particularly as other major economies have consistently outperformed the UK in this area….


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