World needs 600 million jobs for economic growth over the next decade – UN report

The world needs to create 600 million new jobs over the next decade to sustain economic growth and maintain social stability, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said in its annual report on global employment unveiled today.

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.

Unemployment rate inches higher in Latin America and Caribbean, UN reports

The urban unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean has climbed slightly to 8.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2009, with the United Nations forecasting that rate will stay constant through the end of the year.

G20 nations could save up to 11 million jobs this year, says UN labour chief

The so-called Group of 20 (G20) industrialized nations can take measures which could generate or save up to 11 million jobs in their respective countries this year, according to the head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO).

Global unemployment remains at historic high despite strong economic growth – UN

The number of people unemployed worldwide remained at an historical high of nearly 200 million in 2006 despite strong global economic growth, only modest gains were made in lifting some of the 1.37 billion working poor living on less than $2 per day out of poverty, and the pattern looks set to continue this year, according to a United Nations report released today.

Youth unemployment rising; hundreds of millions working below poverty line – UN

The global number of unemployed youth aged 15 to 24 rose by nearly 15 per cent over the past decade, more than 300 million others, about 25 per cent of the youth population, were living below the $2 per day poverty line, and at least 400 million jobs are needed to solve the problem, according to a new report by the UN labour agency.

Global youth unemployment skyrockets to all-time high, action needed – UN

With youth unemployment worldwide skyrocketing to an all-time high, the United Nations labour agency today called for a combination of targeted and integrated policies to tackle the problem, thus significantly benefiting the global economy.

Record 180 million unemployed worldwide, UN labour agency reports

Two years of economic slowdown has pushed the number of people without jobs to a record 180 million worldwide, with little prospect of any improvement in the global employment situation this year, according to a new report issued today by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO).