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Interactive map: Youth Unemployment in Canada

By June 24, 2011August 6th, 2019Uncategorized

At the height of the recession, youth in Canada faced nearly double the unemployment rate as the general population. We reported this in October 2009, in our blog post, “Vital Signs Weak for Youth Employment.

Today, as Canada continues to rebound from its economic woes, it seems that Canadian youth have been left behind.

Craig Alexander, chief economist at Toronto-Dominion Bank, told the Globe that the youth job market is running about one to 1½ years behind the adult job market. “The hope would be that they would actually stay in the educational system and develop greater skills that would then later help them when the labour market improves, but the evidence is not strong that that is happening,” he said.Interactive Map: Youth Unemployment

The Canadian employment market is improving – there were 22,300 new jobs created last month alone, according to a Statistics Canada report released earlier this week.  But while overall unemployment fell to 7.4 % last month, unemployment for Canadians between the ages of 15 and 24 was still as high as nearly 14%.

Click the map image to go directly to the Globe and Mail’s interactive online map, displaying youth unemployment rates across Canada.

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