Youth Employment Initiative

17-06-2014

Since 2008, youth unemployment has increased rapidly. Moreover, the gap between the Member States with the highest and lowest rates of unemployed young people remains particularly high (see map 1). Today, there is a difference of more than 50 percentage points between Germany – the Member State with the lowest rate of youth unemployment (7.7% in 2013) - and Greece, with the highest (58.1%).

Since 2008, youth unemployment has increased rapidly. Moreover, the gap between the Member States with the highest and lowest rates of unemployed young people remains particularly high (see map 1). Today, there is a difference of more than 50 percentage points between Germany – the Member State with the lowest rate of youth unemployment (7.7% in 2013) - and Greece, with the highest (58.1%).