Global jobless total on the rise, says UN labour agency
22 January 2013 Last updated at 17:24 GMT
The number of jobless people around the world rose by 4m in 2012 to 197m and is expected to grow further, the UN labour agency has warned.
In a report, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said the worst affected were youth, with nearly 13% of under 24-year-olds unemployed.
It said global unemployment was projected to rise 5.1m this year and by a further 3m in 2014.
Imogen Foulkes reports.