Most young adults in the labor market expect to find a job in a short period of time.
That’s according to research published by Adecco on International Youth Day (#YouthDay). Adecco surveyed 9,572 young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 what they expect from their future in the job market.
As many as 8 out of 10 respondents said they expect to have a job within a year of graduation. Of all respondents, Swiss were the most optimistic (89.66%), followed by Americans (84.38%). Out of 14 countries, the Netherlands (77.43%) finishes in tenth place . Hispanics were the most pessimistic about finding a job, at 57.84%.
The optimism among young adults is remarkable, given that employers, on the contrary, say they have difficulty finding the right talent for positions. Alain Dehaze, Adecco Group CEO: Youth employment is a shared responsibility. Public-private partnerships are essential for shaping education to calibrate talent profiles to labor market needs (www.flexnieuws.nl).
According to CBS, unemployment has fallen sharply among 25- to 30-year-olds over the past two years: from 7.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 to 5.0 percent in the second quarter of 2016. Yet, of all 25- to 45-year-olds, they are still the most frequently unemployed. CBS reports.
In the second quarter of 2013, the unemployment rate of 25- to 30-year-olds peaked at 7.7 percent. Five years earlier, it was 2.6 percent.
Unemployment among 25- to 30-year-olds has been falling for the third year in a row. As a result, the crisis-induced gap in unemployment rates relative to subsequent age groups in the second quarter of 2016 was
The number of employed as a percentage of the population was lowest in the second quarter of 2014 at 80.2 percent. Since then, the number of 25- to 30-year-olds in employment increased more than for other age groups. In the second quarter of 2016, 82.7 percent of 25- to 30-year-olds were working, compared with 83.5 percent of all 25- to 45-year-olds. In the second quarter of 2014, it was 80.2 percent versus 82.4 percent (www.cbs.nl).