Danish youth unemployment among the lowest in Europe
Thursday, 08 August 2013
The Danish youth unemployment is higher than in Germany, but lower than in Sweden. It is also far lower than in Greece, making Denmark with one of the lowest youth unemployment in Europe according to new figures.
Danish youth are well prepared for the job market compared to young people in most other EU countries, a new Danish media reports said today.
Youth unemployment in Denmark is among the very lowest in the EU, according to new figures from Statistics Denmark.
In the first quarter of 2013 youth unemployment here was 13.5 percent of the Danish youth between 15 and 24 who were out without work.
The lowest youth unemployment however is given to Germany, 7.8 percent, while youth unemployment in Greece was the absolute highest with 60 percent. In Sweden, it is 26.6 percent.
In Denmark in the first quarter of this year, 59,000 people in the age range of 15-24 were unemployed, while the labour force for 15 to 24-year-old was 439,000 people. This means that unemployment will stand at 13.5 percent.
However, there were also 271,000 persons in the age group who were outside the labour force.
by Scancomark.com Team