Underemployment for youth in El Salvador
According to United Nations Development Program figures reported in LPG, lack of jobs for youth is an enormous and ongoing problem in El Salvador. Tw of every three youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are underemployed. At a national level, 6.6% of the working population lacks any job at all, compared with a rate of 12.4% among youth. But for underemployment, defined as lacking work sufficient to sustain a dignified life, the rate jumps to 50% among the general population and 62.4% among youth.