Did you know?
- Youth has been hit hardest by the recession. In the first quarter of 2011, the OECD unemployment rate for young people with 17.4% compared to 7% for adults.
Source: Off to a Good Start? Jobs for Youth
- In 2011, the gap between rich and poor in OECD countries has reached its highest level. The average income of the richest 10% is now nine times that of the poorest 10%.
Source: Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising
- In OECD, nearly 50% of workers are in the wrong job, 20% are underqualified, while 25% have too mant qualifications.
Source: Flexible Policy for More and Better Jobs
- In 2010, 12.5% of youth in OECD were neither in education not employment, represneting 16.7 million 15-24 year olds.
Source: OECD Employment Outlook 2011