According to The New York Times, employment rates in Europe can be divided by two separate groups. While Germany is seeing its lowest unemployment figures since 1991, the rest of the continent is seeing its rates rise to their highest points since the euro was introduced 14 years ago.
While unemployment in the European Union fell for the third straight month in August, the decline was largely attributable to joblessness falling among workers under the age of 25. Older workers saw their unemployment rates rise in turn.
Every member of the European Union except for Germany is currently experiencing higher adult unemployment than at the end of 2007, which marked the beginning of the recent recession.
What's worse, only seven of those companies have seen their unemployment rates rise by less than a third - in contrast, Germany has seen its rates drop 35 percent in the same time. Britain is one of the few countries seeing potential for improvement in the immediate future.
Concerns are also prevalent across Morocco, where despite the creation of 144,000 jobs in the first eight months of 2013, the country's unemployment rate grew by .7 percent to 8.8 percent, according to All Africa. The rate is more than double that for graduates, where 18 percent are unemployed, and those under 34, where more than one in five are without work.
Recent findings have shown the problem is just as prevalent in the Middle East, which leads the world in youth joblessness, according to Al Arabiya. More than 26.5 percent of the youth population has not been able to find a job, which is resoundingly more than the global average of 12.5 percent.