Fewer young people employed in March, reports StatsCan

April 15, 2011

According to Statistics Canada's latest Labour Force Survey, the number of employed 15- to 24-year-olds dropped by 17,000 last month, with notable losses in part-time work. The unemployment rate for this age group was little changed at 14.4%. Compared to 12 months earlier, youth employment rose by 0.5%. Youth in Manitoba made the most gains in March with a one percentage point increase in their employment rate, which sits at 61.9%, the highest recorded youth employment rate among the provinces. Statistics Canada | Labour Force Survey