Posted on October 3, 2012 by iMFdirect
By Min Zhu
Over 200 million people are unemployed around the world, with double-digit jobless rates in many European countries and in many emerging markets. Youth unemployment and long-term unemployment are at alarming levels.
The number of unemployed people is nearly 16 million higher today than in 2007 among countries where labor markets are tracked regularly by the IMF. Much of this increase has been in advanced economies (Chart 1).
The need to tackle the unemployment crisis in these economies is self-evident. But what is to be done?
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