'Lost generation' fear for youth
13 October 2011 Last updated at 11:16 BST
Unemployment increased in Scotland over the past three months but are not quite as bad as the rest of the UK.
Recently released figures show youth employment remains a serious problem with thousands of young people looking for a job.
Youth unemployment is so high there are fears of a lost generation comparable to that of the 1980s.
BBC Newsnight Scotland's David Allison reports.