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Less youth around the world are involved in labour force

POSTED March 10, 2020

Less youth around the world are involved in labour force

More about a study from the International Labour Organization and how Children Believe is making change

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It’s getting tougher for young people (aged 15 to 24) to find jobs, despite a rise in the global youth population, notes a study from the International Labour Organization (ILO), which found 568-million youth compared to 497-million youth were engaged in the labour force between 1999 and 2019.

“Not enough jobs are being created for these young people, meaning the potential of millions is not being properly tapped,” Sukti Dasgupta, chief of the employment and labour market policies, for the ILO, told the United Nations News. “We can’t afford to waste this talent or this investment in learning if we are to meet the challenges posed by technology, climate change, inequality and demographics.”

And, although higher education does not guarantee jobs, the study notes it is better positioning youth to engage in further studies or training in different fields.

At Children Believe, we empower youth to access education, so they can reach their dreams. A big part of that is engaging with them and including them in the conversation, a suggestion also noted in the study.

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