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September 25, 2021

Local unemployment rate among youngsters above EU average

In Q1 of this year Romania registered an unemployment rate of 19.6 per cent among young people, with that level ranking 12th in the EU and standing above the EU 18.3 per cent average, Eurostat informs, being quoted by Mediafax.

‘After three years of drops the unemployment rate among young people has started to climb in Q1 of 2008, early in the economic crisis. Since then the unemployment rate, especially the one among young people, grew significantly in the EU,’ Eurostat informs. The highest unemployment rates among the young people with ages ranging from 15 to 24 years were registered in Spain (33.6 per cent), Latvia (28.2 per cent) and Italy (24.9 per cent), while the lowest were registered in the Netherlands (6 per cent), Denmark (8.9 per cent) and Austria (9 per cent). Compared to the first quarter of last year, in Q1 of 2009 the unemployment rate among the young Europeans grew by 3.7 per cent, while the general unemployment rate grew by 1.5 per cent to 8.2 per cent. Ordered on the basis of gender, the unemployment rates among young people were similar in Q1 of 2008 (14.7 in the case of women and 14.6 per cent in the case of men). However, in the first three months of this year that level grew to 17.4 per cent for women and to 19.1 per cent for men.

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