Study finds probability of "re-employment" increases as education levels rise

November 2, 2009

According to a working paper by researchers at the University of British Columbia and York University, the chanced of "re-employment" -- finding work after a period of unemployment -- increases by 27% if you have completed high school. The probability of finding employment again rises as education levels increase. The study shows that every additional year of school boosts the chance of re-employment by 2% to 3%. The paper's findings validate decisions by thousands of Canadians returning to school. Full-time enrolment at universities rose by 38,000 students this fall, and enrolment at Ontario colleges is up by 7%. Globe and Mail | Read the working paper