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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

1.1bn people unemployed or living in poverty

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has published its annual Global Employment Trends report and states that 'the jobs crisis continues unabated, with one in three workers worldwide, or an estimated 1.1bn people, either unemployed or living in poverty.' The ILO also added that young people continue to be among the worst hit by the jobs crisis and that future prospects for them are bleak - 'judging by the present course, there is little hope for a substantial improvement in their near-term employment prospects'