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06 May 2009

The jobless rate is rising faster among the young

Some 17.5% of Europeans under the age of 25 were unemployed in February, compared with 14.7% in February 2008. The new rate is more than double the overall EU unemployment rate, which climbed to 7.9% from 6.8% over the same period.
To better inform policy, the EU also has published a detailed report on young people, the first to take a comprehensive view of their situation. From now on, such reports will be published every three years.
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