Employment rate among Canadian youth unchanged

November 5, 2010

According to Statistics Canada's latest Labour Force Survey, the employment rate among 15- to 24-year-olds in October was 54.5%, unchanged from September. The unemployment rate for this age group rose a tenth of a percentage point, from 14.9% to 15%. Youth in Prince Edward Island made the most gains in October with a 2.5 percentage point increase in the employment rate in this age group, and Manitoba recorded the highest youth employment rate, which sits at 61.4%. Statistics Canada | Labour Force Survey