French youth struggle to find work

State job programmes seek to ease unemployment now hurting 25 per cent of young people.

    Although the job market for all French citizens has been sluggish, the weak economy has hit young job seekers particularly hard.

    The overall unemployment rate in France has now reached close to 10 per cent, and government statistics show that 25 per cent of youth are out of work.

    State-subsidised job programmes, operated by donors and volunteers, are allowing some young people to re-enter the workforce.

    Jacky Rowland reports from Paris.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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