The job crisis not only affects young Americans, but it continues to be a problem in many parts of the world.
Nearly 75 million youth (defined by the International Labor Office as people ages 15-24) are unemployed around the world, an increase of more than 4 million since 2007.
At 12.6 % in 2011 and projected at 12.7 % in 2012, the global youth unemployment rate remains at least a full percentage point above its level in 2007. By 2016, the youth unemployment rate is projected to remain at the same high level.
Although (large) differences in regional youth unemployment rates remain, all regions face major youth employment challenges.
Take a look at the youth unemployment rates for 2000 and 2011 in regions all over the world.
World. 2000: 12.7%. 2011: 12.6%.
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Central & South-Eastern Europe (non-EU) & CIS. 2000: 20%. 2011: 17.6%.
East Asia. 2000: 9.3%. 2011: 9%.
South-East Asia & the Pacific. 2000: 13.2%. 2011: 13.5%.
South Asia. 2000: 10.1. 2011: 9.8%.
Latin America & the Caribbean. 2000: 15.8%. 2011: 14.3%.
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American troops liberate the Dachau concentration camp, the U.S. begins evacuating American citizens from Saigon, Alfred Hitchcock dies, Roger Clemens sets a strikeout record, and riots consume Los Angeles, all on this day.
George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president, the Louisiana Purchase is completed, Adolf Hitler commits suicide, "The Cosby Show" airs its final episode, and Chrysler declares bankruptcy, all on this day.