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The coming jobs disaster for Europe

The International Labour Organization warns 4.5 million more jobs could go if policies don't change.
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A protester kicks a tear gas canister in Athens on Feb. 10. Greek protesters threw stones and firebombs at riot police who responded with tear gas. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe's political and economic crisis is an arcane matter.

Except, of course, if you're a European living through it — to say nothing of trying to find a job there.

The International Labour Organization has underscored that problem today.

In a new report blandly titled "Eurozone jobs crisis: trends and policy responses," the ILO warns that 4.5 million more jobs could be lost in Europe unless policies "change course in a concerted manner."


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