Rural unemployment higher than urban unemployment

The rural unemployment situation differs from the urban unemployment situation. Generally speaking, in urban areas, people are able to retrain if they lose their jobs, and have a better chance of finding work suited to their age and background than do people living in rural areas.

Even if, recently, more and more people are able to choose a range of courses through distance learning, they are still unable to find work close to where they live.

Measures need to be taken to integrate people from rural areas so that they have the same chances as urban dwellers to find a job.

What tools does the Commission have at its disposal to reduce the large gap between the number of rural unemployed and the number of urban unemployed, so as to give both these groups the opportunity to find work more easily?