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UN: Young people suffer from highest unemployment rate

By Xi Laiwang, Wu Yun, Ding Xiaoxi (People's Daily)

15:41, February 09, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The Economic and Social Affairs Department of the United Nations pointed out in its World Young People Report 2011 released on Feb. 6 that the economic crisis has exacerbated youth unemployment problem.

The report says the unemployment rate of global youth has been higher than that of other age groups for a long time.

The report shows that young people have many concerns about employment issue. One concern is the gap between the quality and practicability of the education they have received and the requirements on the job markets. They also worry about job discrimination due to age, gender or races.

The report takes young people’s true voice as the core content, which was released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs based on extensively soliciting opinions of young people from various regions around the world and organized multiple online discussions though the network platform and social media for the first time.

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