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Jobless Rates For Young Europeans Hit Record Levels

People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, January, 2013. (Paul White/AP)
People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, January, 2013. (Paul White/AP)

Jobless rates for people between the ages of 18 to 25 are skyrocketing across the European Union.

EU leaders recently took a step to try to stem the tide by agreeing to pump $8 billion into job training programs for young people.

Young people in Greece are being hit especially hard. The unemployment rate for them is more than 60 percent.

Guest:

  • Mark Lowen, reporter for the BBC. He tweets @marklowen.

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