Jobs provide most people with their main source of income, should they not be in a lucky position to earn more in terms of capital revenues. But being employed is also about social inclusion.
Germany has been quite successful in riding out the eurozone's economic weakness after the global financial crisis. It boasts a very robust labor market, with unemployment at record-low levels. Others have had to struggle more. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
Youth unemployment is proving a particularly stubborn problem in the developed world, with an average of 14 percent of the youth out of work. Sub-Saharan Africa is leading the way with low youth unemployment of under 11 percent. Yet the situation for the north of the continent is a different story entirely.
Senegal is plagued by erratic rainfall, food shortages and high unemployment. Many young people are forced to leave rural areas in search of employment. Now, a farming school is encouraging youth back into the fields to ensure a future generation of farmers and food.