According to a report from the Directorate of Labor, unemployment among young people in Iceland increases more rapidly than among older workers. People aged between 16 and 24 make up 23 percent of those currently unemployed in Iceland.
In Reykjavík, 700 people aged between 16 and 24 were registered unemployed at the end of December 2008 and more than 2,000 in Iceland in total. Their number had increased by more than 600 between months, Morgunbladid reports.
The outlook remains negative; a continuous recession in many fields is expected.
The Hitt Húsid youth and culture center has reacted to the problem by offering group courses in enrichment for unemployed 16 to 20-year-olds.
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