Unemployment will worsen when tens of thousands of students leave school this summer, it has been claimed. A Democratic Party survey found 78,430 graduates would join the workforce next month. That would push the number of job-seekers to 200,000, double the 100,000 jobs offered in the Government's 12-point package to tackle unemployment unveiled last week. The party's youth affairs spokesman, Cheung Yin-tung, accused officials of neglecting first-time job-seekers. 'The graduates have no working experience and it's unlikely they will secure jobs in such a competitive environment,' he said. He urged the Government to provide more training. 'This will delay the influx and avoid a bottleneck. It can also better equip the graduates for the market after the summer,' Mr Cheung said. Apart from courses on English and information technology, the Labour Department should give aptitude tests to match graduates with suitable jobs, he said. He warned of juvenile delinquency problems if officials turned a deaf ear to their calls. 'If they don't get a job, their self-image will be affected and they might easily go astray,' Mr Cheung said. The Education and Manpower Bureau estimates there will be 148,620 graduates from secondary schools, technical colleges and universities. About 70,000 positions for higher studies are available.