Global youth employment decreased by 34 million with Kovid-19

The International Labor Organization (ILO), during the period of the Kovid-19 epidemic, youth employment announced a decrease of 34 million.

In the 2022 Global Youth Employment Tendency Report published by the ILO, the recent changes in the employment rate of the young population in the world were evaluated.

in the report Covid-19It was stated that the negative economic effects of Turkey were mostly reflected on the young people, and it was shared that since 2020, the job loss of the 15-24 age group is more than other age groups.

It was stated that the main cause of youth employment loss is Kovid-19, and from 2019 to the end of 2020, global youth employment decreased by 34 million.

75 million young people are unemployed in 2021

In 2020, it was reported that 282 million young people were not involved in education, job and job training, 531 million young people did not work due to education, and 396 million young people were in the workplace.

While the global youth unemployment rate was determined as 15.6 percent in 2021, it was recorded that 75 million young people were unemployed and 732 million young people left their jobs for various reasons.

“Youth unemployment” will drop to 73 million this year

It was emphasized that youth employment is increasing with the easing of Kovid-19 measures and the reopening of economies in the world. In this context, it was predicted that the number of young unemployed would decrease to 73 million by the end of 2022, but it was reminded that this figure was 6 million more than the pre-epidemic period.

Drawing attention to the fact that young women have less employment opportunities than men, it was reported that 27.4 percent of women in the young age group will be included in the business field this year, and this rate is expected to be 40.3 percent for men.

Environmental measures can create 24 million new jobs

The ILO’s report called on countries to advance investment in the environmental, digital, health and education sectors to reduce youth unemployment.

It is estimated that 24 million new job opportunities will be created by 2030 and 8.4 million young people can be employed in these job fields if necessary measures are implemented to protect green areas and oceans in the global arena.

Martha Newton, ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, whose statements were included in the report, stated that Kovid-19 revealed the deficiencies in addressing the needs of vulnerable youth in the field of employment.

“What young people need most is labor markets that provide good job opportunities for those already entering the labor market and quality education and training opportunities for those who have not yet entered employment,” Newton said. made its assessment.

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