Ona Gražina Rakauskienė Olga Ranceva


The paper deals with youth unemployment and youth emigration trends. In recent years, the rate of migration in the world has increased, but also its age structure has changed. Young people are the third among all world migrants. The main causes of youth migration are: unemployment, poverty, poor quality of life, problems related to education and difficult political situation. Today global youth unemployment rate exceeds 12.5 %, which is about 73 million young people. Youth unemployment is one of the major threats in 2014 and one of the main causes of migration. The main aim of this paper is to show the drama of youth unemployment and highlight how it is related to youth migration growth.