The eurozone’s overall youth unemployment rate of 21% disguises massive variations in the figures.
While Germany has some of the best rates – parts of Italy are at the other end of the scale.
The eurozone crisis has revealed economic faultlines across the bloc – as it has become clear that some countries have fared better than others in the straitjacket of euro membership.
Those differences are laid bare in unemployment figures that show the wildly differing prospects for 15- to 24-year-olds at the heart of the single currency union.
Across the eurozone youth unemployment is running at just over 21%.
However Italy’s Calabria region has a rate of 65% – while Upper Bavaria in Germany is just 3.4%.
One union – two different regions – and a chasm laid bare.