Youth unemployment includes unemployed individuals aged 15 to 24, a typical age range to have either just finished school or graduated and looking for jobs. An unemployed person is someone who is laid off, fired or quits their work and is still looking for a job. Even in healthy economies unemployment occurs. There are many reasons behind the unemployment of young people, for example: an educational system mismatched between academic education and needs in labor markets.
Between 2009 and 2014, the global youth unemployment rate increased by about 0.1 percent.