youth unemployment - updates

Rappler's latest stories on youth unemployment


Virus fallout takes heavy toll on young workers

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

A study indicates that a majority of young people expect to suffer the consequences of the coronavirus crisis in the future – more than any other generation

Retail workers move rails of clothes between stores on Oxford Street in London on June 12, 2020, as non essential retailers, made to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prepare to re-open on June 15. - Britain's economy shrank by more than a fifth in April from March, official data showed Friday, as the first full month of coronavirus lockdown ravaged activity. Gross domestic product nosedived by a record 20.4 percent from the previous month, after a 5.8-percent contraction in March, the Office for National Statistics said. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Pandemic creating 'lockdown generation' as 1 in 6 youths stop work – U.N.

May 27, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Young people are facing a 'triple shock' from the coronavirus crisis, which is not only destroying their employment but also disrupting education and training

NOW JOBLESS. Jace Gentry, 21, from Hornbeck, Louisiana, is pictured in front of his trailer in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on May 6, 2020. Photo by Paul Ratje/AFP

U.N. warns of virus impact on swelling youth unemployment

Mar 10, 2020 - 1:05 PM

The International Labour Organization warns there would be 'severe consequences for young people in terms of job opportunities' if the virus-related consumption squeeze continues

A group of activist demostrating against unemployment in Nairobi, Kenya on October 9, 2019. - A lack of jobs, especially for youth, has slowed down the economy to a point where unemployed adults depend on the small working class group that is stretching family resources and consuming savings for future investments. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)

Discrimination a hurdle for job-seeking Mindanao youth

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

A conflict monitoring group launches a set of guidelines that seeks to end discrimination on the basis of ethnic and religious belief

MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Youth unemployment swelling worldwide – ILO

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The International Labor Organization also warns that more than a third of young people who have a job are living in extreme or moderate poverty

epa04140953 Filipinos flock to a job fair inside a gymnasium in Manila, Philippines, 26 March 2014. According to news reports an estimated 700,000 fresh graduates are joining the ranks of the unemployed and the number of jobless youth ranging from 15 to 24 years old in the country will breach the two million mark. The Philippines National Statistics Office said on 11 March 2014 that the country?s unemployment rate in January 2014 is at 7.5 percent, or 2.969 million jobless Filipinos, up from 7.1 percent or 2.776 million in January 2013. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

K to 12: Can it address the labor mismatch?

Jun 13, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Edukasyon ph aims to guide students through the biggest educational shift in a generation and prepare them for the new economy

Tough global environment drags ADB's PH growth forecast

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:05 PM

ADB says private consumption will still be the main driver of the Philippine economy in 2016 although the impact of El Niño might set it back

LOWERS FORECAST. Philippine economic growth is projected to pick up with higher investment and consumption

Number of unemployed youth drops in PH

May 09, 2013 - 1:32 PM

But youth unemployment rate in the Philippines drops

More youth to find it harder to get jobs - ILO

Sep 05, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Young people all over the world including Filipinos may find it harder to get jobs says ILO