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The youth unemployment rate up 3.4% in the second quarter

Unemployment among 16- to 24 years has risen by 22,700 people in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the previous and stood at 692,800, 3.38% increase, according to data from the Labour Force Survey (EPA) released today by the INE.

compared to the second quarter of 2015, when youth unemployment stood at 767,200 people, unemployment among those under 25 years has decreased by 9.69% .

in the second quarter, the unemployment rate among young people between 16 and 24 years was 46.48%, compared with 46.5% in the previous three months and 49 22% in the second quarter of 2015.

by age groups, unemployment has risen by 4,200 people between 16 and 19 years, reaching 147,800, while in the section between 20 and 24 years unemployment has risen by 18,500, up to 545,000 people.

of the total of unemployed people under 25 years, 369,400 were men and 323,400 women.

in the first age group ( 16-19), 84,000 were men and 63,700 women, while in the second (20-24 years), 285,400 unemployed were men and 259,700 were women.


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