According to the latest figures published by the Department of Social Protection there are currently 11,000 young people on the live register.
The latest figures published this week shows that highly populated areas are the most affected with more than 4,000 people in the Dublin region currently collecting unemployment benefits.
Although the official Live Register is at an all time low since 2008 when the recession began, it seems those between the ages of 18 and 35 are still unable to find employment here.
It is believed the high cost in education fees combined with the common practice for lower salaries for young people offered by employers is one of the main reasons why the unemployment rate amongst young people is so high.
The latest figures which are considered a worrying trend has led to a number of youth advocacy groups to call on employers for more to be done in order to encourage young people to seek full-time employment.