More than half of young people employed in Latin America are in the informal sector


ILOAt least 27 million young people between 15 and 24 years old work informally in Latin America and the Caribbean, which represents 55% of the total employed youth in the region, according to the report “Formalizing youth informality”, which the ILO (International Labor Organization) Labor) presented this Wednesday (22) in Lima.

ILO regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Elizabeth Tinoco, pointed out that six out of ten jobs for young people are in the informal sector, and this is “a greater concern for youth unemployment because it directly affects the quality and conditions of youth. job".

Tinoco presented the main conclusions of the study to the director of the ILO office for Andean countries, Carmen Moreno, and the ILO regional specialist in youth employment, Guillermo Dema.

Source: Portal R7 (22/04)

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