New study shows Aboriginal women closing employment gaps

July 14, 2015

A new report suggests that Aboriginal women are outperforming other groups in labour market growth and have shown the greatest employment recovery since the recession when compared to Aboriginal men and non-Aboriginal people. The report, by TD Bank economist Brian DePratto, uses de-aggregated data from the 2011 National Household Survey and other sources, discovering that although there are persistent gaps remaining, overall the gaps are narrowing between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women when it comes to employment rates and wage growth. Employment growth has been particularly strong in sectors such as education, finance, and professional services, reflecting increased rates of postsecondary attendance and graduation. Globe and Mail Toronto Star | Full Report