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Yep, the only quibble is that at this particular juncture there is an unprecedented, in recent decades, demand for work even among students, thus making the actual computation difficult. 200.000 under 25s are registered in the Unemployment Office. The population of this age group (16-25) is, I estimate indirectly, around 1,5 million. Thus the true unemployed in the population 16-25 are ~17% of the relevant population. However I would bet a lot of money that the largest proportion of these are in the 23-25 group. I would also add that this number will not take into those that have abandoned trying and immigrants who would fear to apply to the unemployment office,...

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by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Sat May 21st, 2011 at 07:08:24 AM EST
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