Tags: young unemployment

UK in bottom three for literacy and numeracy skills amongst 16-25 year olds

The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality. The OECD Survey of Adult Skills is the new PISA for adults (otherwise known as PIAAC). The Survey…

EU “new steps” to fight youth unemployment

European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment during a two-day summit focused on unemployment. The 27 leaders resolved to spend 6 billion euros over the next two years to support job creation, training and apprenticeships for young people, and to raid unspent EU budget funds to keep the effort going thereafter. Germany’s…

Give Britons jobs first, Grayling urges

Gordon Brown had his ‘British jobs for British workers’ slogan which many dismissed and now the current employment minister Chris Grayling has said that young British people looking for work should be given priority over immigrant applicants, including those from Eastern Europe. According to employment law, however, discriminating against applicants on the basis of where…