While unemployment rates in certain parts of the world appear to be slowly improving, unemployment in many other parts of the world remain stubbornly high and, in some cases, are even increasing. More fundamentally, there’s a growing concern that rising unemployment may be one of the most significant economic, social and political issues that we will face in the decade ahead.
As we mobilize to address this issue, we need to avoid the temptation to rush too quickly into developing solutions until we’ve clearly understood and framed the problem. Otherwise, we may end up treating symptoms and, at best, providing temporary relief, rather than addressing the real issues in a more fundamental and permanent way. -More –The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge