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Here's how many are UNEMPLOYED around the world

Last updated on: October 24, 2011 14:35 IST

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In the current context of economic instability, young men and women face increasing uncertainty in their hopes of finding a decent job.

There is no doubt that the global economic crisis has further exposed the fragility of youth in the labour market.

At the end of 2010, there were an estimated 75.1 million young people in the world struggling to find work - 4.6 million more than in 2007.

Between 2008 and 2009, the number of unemployed youth increased by an unprecedented 4.5 million, according to the International Labour Office.

Let us take a look at the global unemployment rate.

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Youth unemployment rate in 2010

Developed Economies and European Union: 17.9 per cent

Central and South-Eastern Europe (non-EU) and CIS: 19.4 per cent

East Asia: 8.8 per cent

South-East Asia and the Pacific: 13.6 per cent

South Asia: 9.9 per cent

Latin America and the Caribbean: 14.4 per cent

Middle East: 25.5 per cent

North Africa: 23.8 per cent

Sub-Saharan Africa: 12.5 per cent

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Australia

Unemployment rate in 2007: 9.4 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 11.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.9 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 1.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 40.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 43.2 per cent

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Austria

Unemployment rate in 2007: 8.7 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 8.8 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 1.1 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 1.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 14.4 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 15.9 per cent

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Belgium

Unemployment rate in 2007: 18.8 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 22.4 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 5.6 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 6.7 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 16.8 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 18.0 per cent

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Image: Belgium's long-term unemployment rate is 6.7 per cent.

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Bulgaria

Unemployment rate in 2007: 15.1 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 23.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 6.3 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 9.7 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 2.9 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 5.0 per cent

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Canada

Unemployment rate in 2007: 11.2 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 14.8 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 0.6 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 44.8 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 48.1 per cent

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Denmark

Unemployment rate in 2007: 7.9 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 13.8 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.4 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 0.8 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 52.0 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 59.1 per cent

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Estonia

Unemployment rate in 2007: 10.0 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 33.0 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 3.0 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: n.a. per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 10.0 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 18.1 per cent

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Finland

Unemployment rate in 2007: 15.7 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 20.3 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.8 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 1.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 31.4 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 34.0 per cent

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France

Unemployment rate in 2007: 18.9 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 22.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 4.4 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 6.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 17.1 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 17.6 per cent

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Germany

Unemployment rate in 2007: 11.7 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 9.7 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 3.6 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 2.6 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 18.2 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 17.6 per cent

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Greece

Unemployment rate in 2007: 22.9 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 32.9 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 9.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 11.7 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 10.6 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 14.5 per cent

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Hungary

Unemployment rate in 2007: 18.0 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 26.6 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 6.7 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 10.7 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 3.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 4.8 per cent

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Iceland

Unemployment rate in 2007: 7.2 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 16.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 1.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: Not available

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 36.3 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 45.5 per cent

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Ireland

Unemployment rate in 2007: 9.0 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 27.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 1.8 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 10.9 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 22.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 39.5 per cent

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Italy

Unemployment rate in 2007: 20.3 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 27.8 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 8.1 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 12.2 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 16.7 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 21.5 per cent

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Japan

Unemployment rate in 2007: 7.7 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 9.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 1.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 2.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 25.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 29.0 per cent

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Latvia

Unemployment rate in 2007: 25.6 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 13.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 1.1 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 11.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 12.9 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 13.8 per cent

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Lithuania

Unemployment rate in 2007: 20.4 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 15.7 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 1.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 10.8 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 9.3 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 11.1 per cent

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Luxembourg

Unemployment rate in 2007: 15.2 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 14.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 3.5 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 3.7 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 3.9 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 14.4 per cent

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Malta

Unemployment rate in 2007: 14.0 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 13.1 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: Not available

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: Not available

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 15.1 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 17.1 per cent

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The Netherlands

Unemployment rate in 2007: 5.9 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 8.7 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.7 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 1.0 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 61.4 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 65.2 per cent

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New Zealand

Unemployment rate in 2007: 10.1 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 17.1 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 0.7 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 39.3 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 41.3 per cent

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Norway

Unemployment rate in 2007: 7.3 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 9.3 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 0.3 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 46.0 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 48.9 per cent

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Spain

Unemployment rate in 2007: 18.2 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 41.6 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 2.4 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 14.6 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 19.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 28.3 per cent

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Sweden

Unemployment rate in 2007: 18.8 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 25.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.6 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 1.5 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 34.7 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 37.9 per cent

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Switzerland

Unemployment rate in 2007: 7.1 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 7.2 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: Not available

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: Not available

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 18.9 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 18.8 per cent

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The United Kingdom

Unemployment rate in 2007: 14.4 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 19.1 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 2.4 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 4.6 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 32.3 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 37.4 per cent

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The United States

Unemployment rate in 2007: 10.5 per cent

Unemployment rate in 2010: 18.4 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2007: 0.7 per cent

Long-term unemployment rate in 2010: 3.4 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2007: 34.0 per cent

Part-time employment rate in 2010: 38.1 per cent


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