Why is the USA labour force participation rate stubbornly low?
Too many young people feel they're not being given the opportunity to experience the dignity of work.
Grim reading arising from a global survey of youth unemployment.
The US labour-force participation rate is dropping - fewer people are in work or are looking for work.
There’s a demographic dimension to the turmoil in Iran over the disputed election results. Most of the rioters seem to have been young people in the cities. When you look at Iran’s demographic profile, you can see that there are bound to be tensions – there is a huge “youth bulge” amongst the 15 to 29-year-olds.