Factsheet 69 Young Workers – Facts and figures. Youth employment


This factsheet summarises the first section of a risk observatory report on young workers. The proportion of young workers is decreasing in almost all of the Member States. Nevertheless, the EU-25 youth unemployment rate was more than twice as high as the total unemployment rate. The factsheet gives an overview of the employment situation of young workers and the jobs they are employed in, mainly in service professions and low-skilled manual jobs. This distribution has important implications for the occupational safety and health of young people because of the specific set of potentially harmful conditions (including low pay, temporary seasonal work, poor employment conditions, atypical working time, shift, night and weekend work, and physically demanding work). Gender issues also play an important role.

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