One evening I looked at the Romanian news on the internet.

I saw that 2.5 million young people were employed, and 2.36 million were unemployed.

For the purposes of these calculations, "young” meant aged 15-34. This is partly why so many younger Romanians emigrate to various countries in the rest of Europe - they are not all in UK. If they didn’t emigrate, then the numbers would be different; maybe the unemployed figure would be double or treble the employed.

The news also said that a third of young people obtained their first job from a friend or a relative. This system makes it particularly hard for children from very poor families - or those in care - to get a job.

Also, only 4% of people, young or old, were prepared to move house in order to find a job in another part of the country. Unlike here!