Sunday 25 February 2018

James Doorley: Government needs to deliver on its guarantee

James Doorley
James Doorley

James Doorley

The latest youth jobless figures are a reminder that despite an improving economy, many young people are still struggling to get a job.

While the rate of youth unemployment has come down from 31pc in early 2012, it is still more than 20pc, which is over twice the pre-crisis rate.

At the National Youth Council of Ireland, we are concerned that youth unemployment is slipping down the political agenda and that some assume that a growing economy will alone solve the problem.

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