The unemployment of young people today may create long-
lasting barriers in their future career paths, according to
Last year 18.6 percent of individuals in the 15- to 24-year-
old age bracket weren’t employed or in school across the 34
countries studied by the think tank group called the
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development,
according to the article. The rate in the United States was
“It is imperative that governments use every possible means
at their disposal to help job-seekers, especially young
people, by removing barriers to job creation and investing
in their education and skills,” Angel Gurria, OECD’s
secretary-general, told CNN Money.
The OECD is hoping that internships and work-study programs
through employers will help the situation.