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World employment and social outlook 2016: Trends for youth

In a climate of renewed concerns about global economic growth, youth unemployment is on the rise after several years of improvement and job quality, especially in emerging and developing countries, remains a major concern for youth leading to an increased willingness to migrate. Progress has been made in terms of educational attainment, but too many young people are neither employed, nor in education or training while persistent gender gaps undermine social progress. Improving outcomes for youth is fundamental to building inclusive and sustainable societies.