Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Youth Jobless a Key Issue; Civil Society and Business Leaders Say Nations Must Address 15% Unemployment Rate

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Youth Jobless a Key Issue; Civil Society and Business Leaders Say Nations Must Address 15% Unemployment Rate

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Byline: Rae Wilson APN Newsdesk

CIVIL society and business leaders say the "scourge" of youth unemployment must form part of the declaration from G20 leaders at the end of the weekend summit.

As new figures released yesterday showed youth unemployment had reached more than 15% across OECD countries, two groups often at opposing ends of the economic spectrum agreed young people must have jobs to achieve growth for future generations.

The OECD figures follow recent ABS data showing Australia's own youth unemployment rate is more than 14% in many areas, including regional Queensland and New South Wales.

National Employment Services Association chief executive Sally Sinclair, who is in the C20 group dedicated to giving civil society organisations a voice at G20, said there were 600 million young people across the globe not in education, training or employment.

"It's neither desirable nor economically sustainable," she said.

"What we'd like the G20 to make some determinations about in its deliberations over the next two days is why don't we have targets on addressing youth unemployment. …

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