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The ILO's Global Employment Report estimated that there were 202 million unemployed workers at the end of 2013, making a global unemployment rate of six percent. The GEP noted that unemployment is rising as more workers move from rural to urban areas and enter the formal labor market. Youth aged 15 to 24 had the highest unemployment rate, 13 percent, and rates were much higher for youth in the Middle East and Southern Europe.
The ILO projected that world's labor force would grow by 43 million a year over the next five years, but that employment would increase by only 40 million a year.
Productivity. Growth in productivity, to paraphrase Paul Krugman, is the best single explanation for how countries get richer in the long run. Growth in productivity, has slowed in both richer and poorer countries.