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Germany offers youth best job prospects in EU
Unemployed youth visit job centre in Spain. Photo: DPA

Germany offers youth best job prospects in EU

Published on: 11 Aug 2012 14:14 CET

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Germany’s youth unemployment is the lowest of all countries in the EU, according to figures by the Eurostat statistics authority, wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Saturday.

Just 350,000 – or just under 8 percent - of 15 and 24 year-olds were out of work in Germany in June this year, said the German Federal Statistical Office on Friday.

Meanwhile, young people are suffering across the continent with a EU-wide average of a staggering 23 percent unemployment.

"This means almost one in every four young people in the EU who wants to and can work does not have a job,“ said a spokesman for the statistics authority, wrote the paper.

In crisis-stricken southern European countries youth employment prospects are far worse than the average, with no signs of improvement, wrote the paper - in Greece and Spain over half of young people are out of work.

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