Distorted Stats Europe's Youth Unemployment Fallacy

The oft-cited statistic that half of young Spaniards are unemployed is wrong. In reality, about one-fifth of those under 25 are looking for work. Nevertheless, outreach programs created by Germany focus on young people alone, though critics say other groups desperately need help too.
Students in Madrid protest government austerity measures in early May.

Students in Madrid protest government austerity measures in early May.

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