Unemployment involves hardship for those who are seeking but cannot find work and can be signal of a national economic recession. While unemployment numbers have improved as the economy slowly recovers from the recession, many are still out of work. Brookings experts examine what unemployment numbers mean for the state of the economy, and discuss the role the government should play in helping the unemployed get back to work.
REUTERS/Rogan Ward - Members of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) protest as they march through Durban, March 19, 2014. South Africa's largest union called for a one day strike on Wednesday to highlight youth unemployment in the country, where one in four people are jobless, the union said. The 340,000-member NUMSA draws its members from car manufacturing, the metal industry, transport and general workers.
The State of Youth Unemployment in South Africa
August 15, 2014, Morné Oosthuizen and Aalia Cassim
Morné Oosthuizen explores the challenges and successes of South Africa's policies and programs tackling the country's high youth unemployment rate.
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School of Advanced International Studies
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The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
William T. Dickens
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