A poorly performing Irish economy makes it increasingly difficult for young people to find employment.

'Seven Days' investigates the plight of those who have recently finished school but can't get jobs. He speaks to three young men about their job-hunting experiences. They thought the Leaving Cert would be key to finding something, but this is proving not to be the case. Job applications go unanswered. Some employers are taking people with honours Leaving Certs for jobs that don't require it. As one of the men says, it's:

Pretty depressing, you know. You've applied for plenty of jobs and you've done your work over the years, and then you've nowhere to go. You have all your exams. There's nothing else to do. Just miserable.

A 'Seven Days' report from 12 September 1975. The reporter is John O'Donoghue.