Often we see terrible graphs, this here presented is certainly one of those: it shows the youth unemployment rate (people under 25) in european countries. The greek one reached 58% last August, 4 points more than July (and with a general unemployment rate of 25.4%). The, we find Spain: 54.2%. The european mean is 23.3%.
Italy has a youth unemployment rate of 35.1%. Germany is the exception with a rate inferior to 10%.
Obviously only few understand the real causes of this problem. In the past politicians of the rising democratic national states found a solution to this kind of problems: let them kill themself one another at war. Yes, because with the democratic “rights” came also the democratic “duties”: you have the right to vote, so you have the duty to defend your country. Dictators who followed could do even worse: only duties, no rights; country before all.
I wonder what do they will devise those sick minds in order to solve this problem, more then ever before caused and worsened by their own policies.
by Francesco Carbone from Usemlab.com
(ANSA) – Rome, December 4 – Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Tuesday called for a new “pact between generations” to help young people struggling to find career opportunities.
The jobless rate among 15-to-24-year-olds in October was 36.5%, the highest since monthly records began in January 2004 and quarterly records started in the fourth quarter of 1992, Istat said last week.
The national statistics agency said some 639,000 15-to-24-year-olds are looking for jobs.
Earlier this year Istat said one in five Italians between the ages of 15 and 29 was Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET), according to its calculations for 2010.
“A great challenge is to find the solidarity to overcome vested interests and selfishness via a pact between generations that leads to a sustainable model of development for the construction of a more just, more cohesive and more inclusive society,” Napolitano said.