Youth unemployment on G20 agenda
Labour Ministers from the Group of 20 nations begin their meeting in Mexico later on Thursday, and they will be discussing the increasingly gloomy job market.
One of their biggest issues is that millions of young people are unable to find work.
According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, youth unemployment is at 17.1%, which is more than twice as high as the overall jobless rate.
In South Korea for example, the rate has gone up from 8.7% in December 2007 to 9.5% in March this year. That's in a country where the total jobless rate is running at just over 3%.
In Japan, the rate has risen from 8% to 8.6% and again, the country's overall unemployment is relatively low.
BBC correspondents in South Korea and Japan look at what is behind youth unemployment.