France works to tackle youth unemployment

President promises to create special youth contracts, as nearly a quarter of under 25s are jobless.

    For the first time since the late 1990s, there are more than three million jobless people in France, with nearly a quarter of under 25s currently unemployed.

    President Francois Hollande has promised to wage a war on unemployment, and to create 150,000 special youth contracts by 2014.

    But for young job seekers, the challenges remain especially tough.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Paris.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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