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Sunday, July 12, 2015

From Somalia to Spain: See how youth unemployment compares across the globe

Somalia - Youth unemployment of the population between 18 to 24 years old in is 67% according this report published by PBS News Hour 
Overall youth unemployment in Somalia is roughly 67 percent, according to the U.N. Development Program, though that number may be as high as 75 or 80 percent in some parts of the country.

Some of the issues underlying the country’s employment problems, like decades of conflict and environmental degradation, are specific to Somalia. But the East African nation also suffers from more mundane economic issues that plague nations the world over, including a mismatch between the education available to Somali youths and the skills they actually need to find employment.

PBS NewsHour decided to take a look at youth unemployment around the world to see how countries compare. Here are the numbers.