At a time when the market requires workers more than ever, 103 thousand people in the country have been out of job for more than a year. They account for more than 64% of all unemployed people.
On the one hand, young people, the age group most impacted by unemployment, are pessimistic about being hired through meritocracy, while on the other, they complain about low wages.
Labor market specialists are concerned about the rise in long-term unemployment because it sets the conditions for an increase in the number of discouraged.
According to data from the Institute of Statistics, more than 15% of the long-term unemployed are disheartened and dubious that they would be able to find work.