Youth employment rises in November

December 8, 2012

Statistics Canada reports that employment among 15- to 24-year-olds increased by 16,000 last month, and their unemployment rate dropped 0.7 percentage points to 14%. With this growth, the employment level for this group was similar to that of 12 months earlier, the agency states. 15- to 24-year-olds in PEI made the most gains in November with a 3.5 percentage point increase in their employment rate, while Saskatchewan recorded the highest youth employment rate, which sits at 61.2%. Statistics Canada | Labour Force Survey