Employment among Canadian youth rises in February

March 17, 2011

According to the latest Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada, the number of employed 15- to 24-year-olds increased by 16,000 last month, all in part-time work. The youth unemployment rate edged down to 14.3%. Over the last 12 months, employment for 15- to 24-year-olds has risen by 1.1% (+26,000). Youth in PEI made the most gains in February with a 1.5 percentage point increase in their employment rate, and Alberta and Manitoba recorded the highest youth employment rate, which sits at 60.9% in both provinces. Statistics Canada | Labour Force Survey