Youth unemployment is the theme in our In Focus this time. In Europe, on average, every fifth person under 24 is without a job and in Spain the percentage rises to over 40%. Although the employment situation in northern Europe is better, youth unemployment in Sweden is four times higher than the average rate. We take a special look at the young and the unemployed in Spain, Norway, Sweden and Germany.
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