ILO Report: World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016

The report provides updated figures on global and regional youth unemployment. It also looks at working poverty rates, decent work opportunities in both developed and developing economies as well as gender inequalities and migration trends among young people. It shows that the global number of unemployed youth is set to rise by half a million in 2016 to reach 71 million, the first such increase in 3 years. Of greater concern is the share and number of young people, often in emerging and developing countries, who live in extreme or moderate poverty despite having a job. In fact, 156 million or 37.7 per cent of working youth are in extreme or moderate poverty (compared to 26 per cent of working adults).