Europe's job market is a historic disaster.
Europe's Record Youth Unemployment: The Scariest Graph in the World Just Got Scarier
The new number that should terrify Europe is 62.5 percent.
The EU unemployment rate set a new all-time high of 12.2 percent, according to today's estimates. But it's the youth unemployment crisis that's truly terrifying. In Spain, unemployment surged past 56 percent, and Greece now leads the rich world with an astonishing 62.5 percent of its youth workforce out of a job (graph via James Plunket).
My God, look at Greece's trajectory. That thing isn't slowing down. Since April 2012, Greek youth unemployment has grown by about one percentage point a month. At that rate, it would pass 70 percent in early 2013. [snip]
But Europe's youth unemployment is strange, because we've never seen a generation *this educated* also be this unemployed.