"However, in the UK youth unemployment as a proportion of 15 to 24-year-olds has increased at a faster rate over the course of the recession than both the European and OECD averages.
"While the reasons for this are complex, it's clear that the UK can learn from the experiences of those countries that have fared much better in terms of youth unemployment.
"The Government should focus on those policies that have been shown to work, cherry-picking the best responses from other countries and adapting them to the needs of the UK labour market."
Youth unemployment (15 to 24-year-olds) had increased in the UK by 35% to 916,000 between 2008 and 2011, compared to an average of 15% in G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK and United States).
Germany, Russia and Japan had seen a reduction in youth unemployment in the same period.