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Why Singapore's youth unemployment rate is so low

12 December 2011 Last updated at 03:16 GMT

The International Labour Organization says the world is facing the biggest youth unemployment crisis in a generation, the worst-hit areas being the Middle East and North Africa.

However, the picture is very different in parts of Asia where certain economies are still booming, as Mariko Oi reports from Singapore, where the youth jobless rate is only 5.9%.