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.
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The men were using ropes to lever the sofa up to the first floor apartment because it was too large to fit through the doors.
He's not even halfway.
Photos taken by housing officers show how they could barely see the floor as it was covered with mattresses.