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No school, no work: Young see toll from recession

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  • A new report found that 16 percent of peopel from 15 to 29 are neither in school nor working.

      A new report found that 16 percent of peopel from 15 to 29 are neither in school nor working.
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PARIS -- A new report says recessions in many nations are pushing a growing number of young people out of education and out of the workforce.

The report Tuesday from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development -- the world's most developed countries -- found that 16 percent of people from 15 to 29 are neither in school nor working. It is based on the latest figures from 2008 to 2010 -- and says those trends are likely still rising due to more recent economic turmoil.

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The problem is especially severe in countries most affected by the European debt crisis. Spain and Ireland saw more than 7 percent increases. The report says this hurts "the traditional pathway from school to work or family life."

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