youth unemployment rate

  • CN2022-02: Exploring Interventions to Reduce Youth Unemployment in the Philippines

    Even prior to the pandemic, the youth aged 15 to 24 years registered relatively higher unemployment rates compared to other age brackets. This problem was magnified during the pandemic as the youth were employed in the most affected sectors—retail, services, and tourism. This paper looks into the problem of youth unemployment. Current policies and programs are analyzed to possibly identify gaps that will help improve intervention. Policy proposals are also presented to help reduce youth unemployment in the country.