Definitions of youth can also vary from country to country so examination of particular countries gives a greater insight into the causes and consequences of youth unemployment.
African countries define youth as someone from as young as 15 to someone well into their mid thirties, which varies from the standardized definition of the United Nations.
Surveys suggest that up to half of all businesses have open positions for which they are struggling to find suitably qualified people.
as businesses witness a growing mismatch between the skills students learn in the education system and those required in the workplace.
to reduce dependency on government assistance and redirect funding to targeted programs for increased learning and training opportunities.
The individual experiences of youth unemployment vary from country to country.Youth unemployment is the unemployment of young people, defined by the INDIA as 15–24 years old.An unemployed person is defined as someone who does not have a job but is actively seeking work.With little to no job growth occurring, the unemployment rate among those fresh out of college and at the later end of the 15-24 aged youth spectrum is approximately 13.2% as of April 2012.Although this support is strictly related to obligations in terms of active job search and training, it has led to an emerging debate on whether or not it creates dependency among the youth and has a detrimental effect on them.This rate is low in countries like Italy, Spain and France but in the United States almost one-third of students combine education and work.The legitimacy of internships has begun to be questioned.Whether or not these internship positions are now violating the federal rules that are in place to govern programs such as internships remains to be seen.The internship however, seems to be the only viable alternative to job placement for the young individual.Beyond the necessity to ensure its access to all, education is not adequately tailored to the needs of the labour market, which in turns leads to two consequences: the inability for young people to find jobs and the inability for employers to hire the skills they need.Combined with the economic crisis and the lack of sufficient job creation in many countries, it has resulted in high unemployment rates around the world and the development of a skills crisis.