Incorporating the most recent data available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates the relevant world and regional indicators, and provides detailed analyses of trends and issues facing young people in the labour market.
The 2022 edition discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people and their labour market prospects during the recovery and beyond. Young people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and youth labour markets are now being buffeted by the enduring effects of the crisis, geopolitical risks and macroeconomic risks such as supply chain disruptions and rising inflation, particularly in relation to food and energy. There is also the potential permanent damage wreaked by these crises on the fabric of labour markets. As countries seek to address these multiple challenges, they must also not lose sight of longer-term priorities. In particular, targeted investments in the green, blue (ocean), digital, creative and care economies hold great potential to provide decent jobs for young people while setting economies on the path to greater sustainability, inclusiveness and resilience.