This is depressing
So what are we to think about these stories?
Youth unemployment passes 50pc in Spain and Greece
Youth unemployment now exceeds 50pc in both Spain and Greece as the number of people out of work in the eurozone as a whole hit a 15-year high of 17.2m.See, too, Euro-Region Unemployment Surges to 14-Year High, Nears Record
These rates compared with an average eurozone youth unemployment rate of 21.6pc. One of the lowest rates of youth unemployment is in Germany, where it remained at 8.2pc in February.
In the last Great Recession, idle hands proved to be the pollies' workshop.