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Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in Madrid in April under the slogan 'Youth with no future' to protest against Spain's high youth unemployment rate and government spending cuts. (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS/SUSANA VERA/REUTERS)
Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in Madrid in April under the slogan 'Youth with no future' to protest against Spain's high youth unemployment rate and government spending cuts. (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS/SUSANA VERA/REUTERS)

Europe's lost generation: no jobs or hope for the young Add to ...

In Britain, they are known as the IPOD Generation – insecure, pressured, overtaxed and debt-ridden. In France, they are the Génération Précaire, young people whose best hope of starting a career is often a shaky temporary job.

Young Europeans have long contended with barriers that make landing secure employment more elusive than it was for their parents. Now, those taking their first steps into working life are doing so amid an economic crisis that has locked record numbers of them out of the job market.

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