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A new study by the Trade Unions Congress has found in the capital, 6,500 young people aged between 18 and 24 have been out of work for more than 12 months.
Total youth unemployment has risen by 58% since the year 2000.
We've been speaking to Londoners Alex Kouam, Sophia Kichou and Claudette Shay from Centrepoint Parliament, who have struggled to find work.
There's been over a 400% increase in youth unemployment in London since April 2000, according to the latest TUC report. They say a number of factors including the recession have created the problem.
Youngsters unemployed for between 6 months to a year - has increased by 85 % since 2000.