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Today our project, Shift, on demographic change is tracking young people in search of work. There are 200,000 fewer young people on the job than there were at this time two years ago. We take a look inside youth unemployment.
There are lots of ways to measure unemployment, but one statistics stands out: There are 200,000 fewer young people … that is, those aged 15 to 24 … 200,000 fewer of them working today than there were two years ago.
With the university year wrapped up and the high school year ending and a new group of young people marching towards the job market, our project Shift on demographic change is looking to see where they fit in.
The CBC’s Neil Sandell went to something called the National Job Fair and Training Expo in Toronto where he met young people anxious to start careers. His documentary is called The Young and The Jobless.
Tavi Gevinson was 11 when she kicked off her writing career with a fashion blog called Style Rookie.
She had smart, sharp observations on fashion and visual style and the usual girl things that an 11 year old is obsessed with and she had an audience. And it was big. They were pre-teens and teenagers who had someone from their cohort who spoke to them.
Gevinson was soon reporting on Fashion Weeks in Paris, London and New York and quickly got up the noses of the fashion editors and style queens. Who was this upstart 11 year old?
Your first response may be to immediately dislike someone this young… with talent; and you might immediately assume that she’s as obnoxious as some soapie star. You’d be wrong. Tavi is now 17. Though it’s 17 going on 48 or 50.
She’s smart, witty, erudite, with a good line in self-deprecating patter.
She was a keynote speaker at the Melbourne Writers Festival and she packed out the Athanaeum Theatre with young women wearing ‘Tavi headgear’ the bunches of roses that she used to wear when she was 11 or 12, and their mums and the odd dad.
Here, she’s giving her ‘fangirl’ keynote speech.