Economist sheds light on African youth and unemployment

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Nearly 12 per cent of African youth are unemployed, according to a new study released on Wednesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The report finds youth joblessness worldwide stands at nearly 74 million, and that in some African countries the figure exceeds 50 per cent.

Unfortunately, the picture is not about to improve any time soon. Despite a brief economic recovery in 2011, the ILO says youth unemployment globally is once again on the rise.

To find out more about the factors behind youth unemployment in Africa, Patrick Maigua in Geneva sat down with senior ILO economist Theodoor Spareboom.

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