Young people "at very sharp end of the jobs crisis," says ILO chief

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More people are likely to be without jobs this year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warns in a report released late on Monday.

In its "Global Employment Trends 2013" report, the ILO says that global unemployment rose last year after falling for two straight years.

According to the ILO, the number of unemployed worldwide in 2012 increased by 4.2 million to over 197 million.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says unemployment is set to rise again by 5.1 million in 2013 and a further three million in 2014.

"Young people remain at the very sharp end of the jobs crisis, particularly badly affected by it. Our estimations are of just under 74 million young people unemployed globally and there could be another half million added to that figure by 2014. That means in percentage terms youth unemployment stands at around 12.6 per cent around the world."

Duration:  27"

Mr. Ryder says there is also the problem of what he calls the "worsening labour market mismatch" in which the unemployed don't have the skills required for the jobs that become available.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

Duration:  1’20″

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