United Nation World Youth Report - Fact Sheet - Youth Employment

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This document contains key facts and selected quotes from worldwide youth contributors to the Report • The global youth unemployment rate, which has long exceeded that of other age groups, saw its largest annual increase on record in 2009; at its peak, 75.8 million young people were unemployed. • In 2010, the global youth unemployment rate was 12.6 per cent, dramatically overshadowing the global adult unemployment rate of 4.8 per cent. • Today about 152 million young workers live in households that are below the poverty line (US$1.25 per day) comprising 24 per cent of the total working poor.

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