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In 2011, a youth's risk of being unemployed was 3x higherthan that of an adult.
Youth make up40% of the world's unemployed.4
Global Adult Unemployment Rate 5
Global Youth Unemployment Rate 5
The priority given to youth unemployment is on the rise in 138countries. However, only 35 countries have adopted action plans and only 4 countries have identified a budget in their national employment policies for the implementation of youth employment priorities.17
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Source: World Economic Forum