unemployment

UN official calls for inclusive economic growth strategies to tackle global jobs crisis

The international community must urgently consolidate efforts to tackle the global jobs crisis, a top United Nations official said today, calling for countries to adopt a more inclusive growth strategy that can enhance nations’ productivity and capacity to generate income sources.

World’s youth facing worsening jobs crisis, new UN report says

A new report by the United Nations labour agency warns of a youth jobs crisis in both developed and developing countries, with young people finding it increasingly difficult to obtain decent employment and future prospects are dim.

Record highs in global unemployment likely to persist in 2011, UN reports

Despite a sharp rebound in economic growth for many countries, global unemployment in 2011 is likely to continue at the record highs of the past three years, highlighting the need for long-term policies that prioritize quality job creation, according to the United Nations labour agency.