The UK faces a jobless recovery in which young people's already bleak prospects will be exacerbated by cuts, a leading think-tank has warned Almost 40% of people out of work have been signing on for one year or more and the Paris-based Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned the upturn will not be strong enough to quickly solve the jobs crisis. In its latest report on the economy, the OECD warned that: "The expected recovery is unlikely to be sufficiently vigorous to reabsorb rapidly the current high levels of unemployment." The international body added that the UK's "economic recovery will be too muted to result in strong job creation and that unemployment is likely to recede only slowly". Employment fell by 8% for 15 to 24-year-olds during 2009, compared with a drop of less than 1% for workers aged 25 and over, the organisation points out. One in five of those aged 16 to 24 are officially out of work in the UK