This thesis presents the analysis of the position of youth in the labour market, and the measures taken by the state following the last economic crisis to improve their position. The crisis provided further warnings about the youth’s problematic position in the labour market, as they were some of the first people to lose their employment.
Youth unemployment is a complex problem, influenced by a variety of intertwining and cooperating factors. The state initially attempted to mend this problem especially by a reinforced execution of active employment policies, as well as by adopting reforms and laws directed towards solving the youth unemployment issue.
This thesis’ first part defines youth and presents their position in the labour market from the viewpoint of their work activity. Following that, the problem of youth unemployment is presented with an emphasis on the major unemployment factors and the presentation of the state’s key measures to remedy the issue. Finally, an analysis is presented of the effects the state’s measures left on the youth employment and the main issues they are faced with when they enter the labour market.