Investing in Youth: Brazil

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This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Brazil. It takes an international comparative perspective, offering policy options to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for other countries to learn from the innovative measures that Brazil has taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their employment outcomes.



Assessment and policy options

Over the last decade, the Brazilian economy has grown at an average rate of 3.5% per year. Labour market conditions reflect this strong economic performance. Unemployment rates have fallen consistently and have reached their lowest levels since the new series began in 2002. In September 2013, the unemployment rate in Brazil’s six largest metropolitan areas stood at 5.4%, down from 13% in September 2003.


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