Youth unemployment

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‘My balance is on zero’: young Europeans on their first experience of inflation
High rents, low pay and spiralling food costs have left younger workers struggling to make ends meet and worried about the future

Oliver Haynes

19, Dec, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Pressure points: threat of unrest looms as Kenya’s elections approach
Tensions run high amid youth unemployment, a cost of living crisis and a lack of trust in the country’s institutions

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

04, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK government’s £2.9bn job search scheme has put only 7% of participants in work to date
Intensive ‘Restart’ programme is also struggling to find enough participants to meet predicted caseload

Chaminda Jayanetti

05, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sunak’s Kickstart scheme not delivering value for money, NAO finds
A report has highlighted concerns that youth unemployment policies are either insufficient or flawed

Rob Davies and Phillip Inman

26, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Johnson’s scapegoating the young over Covid jabs is not a wise tactic | Larry Elliott
If the Conservatives want to win the hearts and minds of the under-25s they’d do better by incentivising vaccination

Larry Elliott

01, Aug, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Graduates face highest unemployment rate since austerity era – report
Department for Education survey finds young people in England hit hardest by job shortages due to pandemic

Rachel Hall and Richard Adams

10, Jun, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Youth jobs scheme creates just 490 posts in north-east of England
UK government’s Kickstart project designed to find 250,000 places led to less than 500 starting work in region, official figures reveal

Michael Savage

25, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Youth unemployment: the young workers hit hard by the Covid crisis
The under-35s account for almost 80% of jobs lost in the past year. Three of them tell their story

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Just 609 young Australians have been hired under jobmaker scheme, Treasury reveals
Estimates also hears up to 150,000 people are expected to lose their jobs when jobkeeper ends next week

Paul Karp

24, Mar, 2021 @7:01 AM

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The Observer view on Rishi Sunak’s ‘generous’ budget | Observer editorial
The chancellor chose to appeal to Tory swing voters rather than help those who have suffered most in the pandemic

Observer editorial

07, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sharp rise in 'Neets' shows impact of Covid lockdowns on UK young
Number of 16-24s not in education, employment or training surges to nearly 800,000, ONS reveals

Larry Elliott Economics editor

04, Mar, 2021 @1:53 PM

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With Covid I've learned that problems will always arise – you just have to adapt and change | Jake Turner
The stress I’ve encountered during this time has helped me to see that I will continue to grow and learn as I make my way through life

Jake Turner

16, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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