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Unit 2 Macro: The Economic Disaster of Youth Unemployment

The official figures show that there are now more than one million young people counted as unemployed in the UK although the precise scale of the jobless crisis is difficult to measure accurately. Nonetheless, it represents a fundamental economic, social and political problem and one that policy makers must address.

In this video report from Al Jazeerah, Lawrence Lee visits Leeds to find a well qualified nineteen year old with good qualifications but who cannot afford to go to university and is finding it tough to win a place in the police force - his main ambition.

See also

UK unemployed youths reprise Jarrow march

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BBC news - January 2012: Davos 2012: Youth unemployment ‘disaster’

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