Over the past three decades, the employment outcomes of young Canadians aged 15 to 34 evolved differently across periods, gender, age groups and provinces. (Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor)
Women aged 25 to 34 had more favourable employment outcomes in 2012 than did their counterparts in 1981. They had lower unemployment rates, greater incidence of full-time employment, and higher wages in 2012 than in 1981.
Men aged 25 to 34 living in the oil-producing provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador had mixed results. They had lower full-time employment rates in 2012 than in 1981. However, their wages were higher in 2012 and their unemployment rate was relatively low in both years.
In contrast, men aged 25 to 34 living in non-oil-producing provinces had lower employment outcomes in 2012 than in 1981 in all three components.
Among men and women under 25, employment conditions also deteriorated between 1981 and 2012, but less so in oil-producing provinces.
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