MONET 2030: Youth unemployment


SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Excerpt from Swiss target 8.b: Young people can fit into the labour market quickly and sustainably. […]

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows unemployed persons as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a proportion of the working population aged between 15 and 24. High youth unemployment reflects difficulty integrating in the labour market and potential job insecurity in this population. This phenomenon also denotes a lack of intergenerational equity. A reduction in youth unemployment is therefore a step towards sustainable development.

International comparability
This indicator is calculated according to the ILO’s international recommendations and is therefore internationally comparable.


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Methodology

This indicator presents unemployed persons as defined by the ILO as a proportion of the economically active population (employed persons and unemployed based on the ILO definition) aged between 15 and 24.

The data are taken from the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) conducted by the Federal Statistical Office.

Targets

Excerpt from Swiss target 8.b: Young people can fit into the labour market quickly and sustainably. […]

International target 8.b: By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization 

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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