Youth Unemployment In The EU

Youth unemployment is rising steadily in the EU as the economic crisis in Europe  deepens.

 The latest  data reveals an EU-wide youth unemployment rate of 22.8 percent, up from  21.7 percent a year ago as those under 25 continue to lose their jobs to the  economic slowdown.

Meanwhile, the politics of the crisis are becoming more intense, and  thousands have taken to the streets in countries like Spain, Portugal, Greece,  Italy, and even France in recent months to voice their anger with government  austerity measures that have exacerbated the unemployment issue.

As of yet, however, the countries with the highest youth unemployment rates – Spain and Greece – are doing little to put the brakes on austerity…

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