Employment increases among Canadian youth

April 9, 2012

Statistics Canada reports that employment rose by 39,000 among 15- to 24-year-olds in March, pushing their unemployment rate down 0.8 percentage points to 13.9%. Despite the increase last month, the number of young people employed has changed little since July 2009 -- the lowest point of the previous labour market downturn. 15- to 24-year olds in Quebec made the most gains last month with a 1.5 percentage point increase in their employment rate, while Alberta recorded the highest youth employment rate, which sits at 64.6%. Statistics Canada | Labour Force Survey