In 2013, 387,000 young people (between 15 and 24 years old) looked, but couldn’t find a job. The youth unemployment rate – while having declined from 15% to 13.7% in recent years – is still frustratingly high.
Worse: the overall Canadian youth ‘employment rate’ (the number of youth employed as a share of the working age population) remains the lowest it has been in more than a decade. It’s worth noting that youth employment trends vary from province to province (even from region to region). Various studies have explored these geographical trends more carefully.
Check out: Les jeunes qui ne sont ni étudiants ni employés, par Mario Jodoin
Check out: Young Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador: Sinking, Swimming, or Treading Water? By Erika Shaker
Check out: The Young and the Jobless: Youth Unemployment in Ontario, by Sean Geobey
Check out: Young, unemployed and losing hope in BC's boom economy, by Mike Chisholm