A French state program is helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to find jobs. The government wants 100,000 young people to participate in the Garantie Jeunes scheme.
France's Emmanuel Macron has drawn fresh criticism for telling an aspiring gardener he could easily find work in hospitality or construction. "I can find a job by crossing the road," Macron told the young jobseeker.
Nigeria is struggling to create jobs for its 69 million unemployed young people, while facing growing fossil fuel consumption. Analyst Sylvia Nwoko thinks focusing on meeting climate change goals could cut unemployment.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has announced he will step down and run for mayor of Lyon in 2020. President Emmanuel Macron has already seen two cabinet members walk out in the past three weeks.
The number of jobless people in Germany has increased slightly over the past four weeks. Labor market experts insist there's no cause for alarm, saying the pickup is largely attributable to seasonal factors.
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