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The global unemployment rate is expected to increase in 2014 leaving an estimated 215 million people out of work over the next four years.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) says that uneven economic growth across the world means that not enough new jobs are being created to keep up with the growing labour force.
Ekkehard Ernst is one of the authors of the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2014.
"The recovery is too slow to make a big dent in unemployment over the years to come. We even see a forecast for 2014 when the global unemployment rate will increase to 6.1 per cent from currently 6 per cent."
The bulk of the increase in joblessness is in East and South Asia where the number of people looking for jobs is estimated to have increased by 45 per cent.
Unemployment is not increasing significantly in sub-Saharan Africa, although the number of people who are not finding what the ILO calls "decent work" is on the increase.
Daniel Dickinson, United Nations