One in four young people in Europe are out of work. These 20-somethings share their stories.
Joachim Hincelin knew it would be difficult to find a job after completing his architecture degree in Paris, but didn't realize how tough it would be.
"I have been searching quite actively for three months. I still haven't found anything and I'm even having some difficulty securing interviews," he said.
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Many of his friends are also struggling to find work in their field, with some opting to leave France or accept work in a different sector.
The French economy barely grew in 2013, acting as a drag on the eurozone's wider recovery from its longest recession on record.
French unemployment is higher than a year ago, at just under 11%.
--Interview conducted by CNN's Lilia Blaise, with assistance from CNN's Niki Cook.
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