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How Well Are Atlantic Youth Doing in the Labour Market?

July 27, 2017

Atlantic Canadians aged 25-29 are increasingly well-educated, compared to a generation ago.  About 72% have a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate, while fewer than 4% don't have a high school diploma.

Three out of four (76%) of these young people are employed, which is below the national rate of 79%, and their average hourly earnings are $20.49 in the Maritimes, less than the $23.55 national rate. These factors contributed to a net loss of 1.3% of this age group to the rest of Canada in 2015/16, as some searched for better opportunities in larger and faster-growing centres.

This Report Card focuses on individuals aged 25-29 to assess the labour market outcomes of the first age group that has had a chance to complete post-secondary education. The report also discusses how to improve labour market outcomes.

 

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July 27, 2017

How Well Are Atlantic Youth Doing in the Labour Market?

 

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