Youth unemployment has increased in the UK at a faster rate than any country in the G8 since the start of the recession and cannot be blamed solely on the economic downturn, a new report claims.  A study by the Work Foundation found that the UK is now only behind Spain and Greece for youth joblessness in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries.  The problem cannot be attributed just to the recession because other countries have fared better, said the research group.

Problems: A study by the Work Foundation found that the UK is now only behind Spain and Greece for youth joblessness in OECD countries. A JobCentre Plus in Cambridge is pictured here last February

 

Going up: This graph shows youth unemployment as a proportion of the population aged from 15 to 24

Youth unemployment is rising at fastest rate of any G8 country since start of recession

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