Youth unemployment hits record highs

Here is a post on a subject not so unrelated to sustainable development. To the International Labour Organization : “ Global youth unemployment has reached its highest level on record, and is expected to increase through 2010 “

The ILO also warns of the “risk of a crisis legacy of a ‘lost generation’ comprised of young people who have dropped out of the labour market, having lost all hope of being able to work for a decent living”.

Meanwhile the triple crisis is looming. And it will hit us even harder when oil prices will be back at their highest levels. This will bring undoubtedly another increase in youth unemployment.

This constitutes to me another wake up call, the third in a few months (after the BP oil spill earlier this spring and the global weirding seen yesterday).

How many will it takes for our representatives to act ?

This particularly gets on my nerves as I am part of what may become the lost generation. I am indeed still looking for employment.

Strong leadership from both the United States and the European Union is needed. One can cut its emissions by more than 25 percent by 2020, while the other could got to as far as 40 percent. (compared to 1990 levels).

This would create millions of green jobs in all fields of employment.

via CNBC.

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