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The global youth unemployment crisis

After the Coronavirus pandemic, are stable jobs for young people a thing of the past?

The UN has predicted it could take two years for the world job market to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. The hardest hit could be young jobseekers, who had almost got a foot in the door before it closed. We’ll hear from young people around the world, who have found their employment prospects shattered by the pandemic. We’ll also hear from Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, about how the pandemic could exacerbate inequality around the world. At the same time, Mamta Murthi of the World Bank breaks down how progress for young women in the workplace could be rolled back by decades. Finally, Daniel Susskind from Oxford University, explains why those lost jobs might never come back.

Producer: Frey Lindsay

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Wed 9 Jun 2021 07:32GMT

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  • Wed 9 Jun 2021 07:32GMT

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