Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Young and Unemployed

Looking back at BREXIT and the youth vote, there is this odd factor that few ever dig into.  I sat and looked at the statistics from March of 2015....over youth unemployment (age 16 to 25).

Germany currently has the best results.....7.2-percent of the youth in this age group are unemployed.

Czech?  14.9-percent unemployed for this 16 to 25 year old age group.

UK? 15.7-percent unemployed.

Ireland?  21.3-percent unemployed.

France? 24.5-percent unemployed.

Spain? 49.9-percent unemployed.

I used Eurostat for the source of the data.

The thing is....while the youth really came out voted great for the EU and to stay in......the EU hasn't exactly been a job-creator over the past decade.

Look at Italy and 42.7-percent unemployed for kids in this 16 to 25 age group.  Other than putting more kids into the Italian military and hoping that some training program or certification program charms some employer to hire some kid.....there's not much happening in any European state that ought to make the young voters happy.

Are the young voters sharp enough to figure this out?  I kinda doubt it.

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