On Monday, Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, made his first visit to the United States since Barack Obama became president.
Brown says he will press Obama on the need for global action on the world economic crisis, ahead of next month’s G20 meeting in London.
Mark Seddon reports.
Increasing unemployment is taking its toll around the world, and is not just affecting those who lose their jobs.
Students coming to the end of their training and education are also facing fewer career opportunities.
Hassan Al-Shohaty in London explains the difficulties in his search for a first job.