Jose Vinaixa Kinnear was a Policy and Communications Intern with AYPH in the autumn of 2021, helping with the final stages of publication and dissemination of the next edition of ‘Key Data on Young People’.  In this blog he shares the findings that struck him as particularly salient, reflecting on the impact of the pandemic on young people transitioning from university to work

Although young people have been better prepared to deal with the physical health risks of COVID-19, they will be severely impacted by the economic crisis that has emerged as a result. The following graph from the new Key Data on Young People 2021 resource illustrates how youth employment has decreased dramatically during the pandemic: