HUFFINGTON POST
01/27/2015 05:33 pm ET Updated Jan 27, 2015

This Video Shows The Terrible Cost Of Youth Unemployment In Europe

Across Europe, a new generation is trying to enter the workforce to no avail.

Youth unemployment skyrocketed across the continent in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and remains persistently high. The latest official figures estimate over 5 million people under 25 are unemployed across the European Union.

Southern European countries have been hit hardest. According to EU data, youth unemployment is as high as 53.5 percent in Spain and 49.8 percent in Greece, in contrast to 7.4 percent in Germany and 9.4 percent in Austria.

The Huffington Post's editions in Spain, Greece, Italy and France explored the personal stories behind youth unemployment in the video above. The film documents young people's struggles and their continued determination to find work.

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