UN says global youth unemployment set to slip to 73 million this year


The International Labour Organisation says the youth are well-placed to gain employment in 'green' and 'blue' economies, centred on the environment and sustainable ocean resources. – AFP pic, August 11, 2022.

THE total global number of unemployed youths should fall to 73 million in 2022, down by two million from 2021, the United Nations said today. 




However, the figure is still six million higher than the pre-pandemic level in 2019, with the recovery in youth unemployment lagging behind the bounceback in other age groups, the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) said.