The third episode of the Eurostat podcast series Stats in a Wrap is out, and this time the focus is statistics on young people and employment.
The host Jonathan Elliott discusses changes in employment trends for young people (aged 15 to 29) before COVID-19 and now with Eurostat’s labour and education statistician Anna Emilia Martino and Niall O'Higgins, senior economist from the International Labour Organization.
Did you know that between 2009 and 2019, youth employment had been slowly but constantly rising? Or that 21% of the EU's working-age population, 15 to 74 years old, are young people?
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Stats in a Wrap aims to look at the world through the eyes of statistics, picking the most delicious morsels and striking flavours to provide insights into the unexpected, the quirky and downright peculiar perspectives that only the numbers can reveal.
The opinions expressed in the podcasts reflect solely the point of view of the speakers and can in no way be taken to reflect the position of the Eurostat, European Commission or the European Union.
For more information:
- Eurostat podcasts page
- What’s New article on COVID-19 impact on young people’s employment
- Statistics Explained articles on the labour market
- Dedicated section on employment and unemployment
- Database on employment and unemployment
- Discover Eurostat interactive tool ‘Young Europeans’