Youth employment falls in April

May 14, 2013

According to Statistics Canada's latest Labour Force Survey, employment among 15- to 24-year-olds declined by 19,000 last month, and the unemployment rate was 14.5%. Compared to 12 months prior, youth employment was little changed. Youth in PEI made the most gains in their employment rate with a one percentage point increase compared to March, while Saskatchewan recorded the highest employment rate among 15- to 24-year-olds, sitting at 62.7% in April. Statistics Canada | Labour Force Survey