Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 8165 posts for Job Market Monitor

Labor Force Participation in US – The CBO’s projections: a drop of 3.7 percentage points over 30 years

What Are CBO’s Current Projections of Labor Force Participation? CBO projects that the rate of labor force participation (that is, the number of people who are either working or seeking work as a share of the civilian noninstitutionalized population age 16 or older) will decline from 62.8 percent in 2017 to 61.0 percent in 2027 and … Continue reading

Global Unemployment – To rise modestly in 2017 says ILO

The global unemployment rate is expected to rise modestly from 5.7 to 5.8 per cent in 2017 representing an increase of 3.4 million in the number of jobless people, a new ILO report shows (table 1). The number of unemployed persons globally in 2017 is forecast to stand at just over 201 million – with … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Jobs – Far from killing the jobs of knowledge workers, this tends to free them up to do what they are paid for

“Knowledge work, for the first time, can be produced at volume from NLG-AI systems,” Gould says. “Far from killing the jobs of knowledge workers, this tends to free them up to do what they are paid to do—innovate, model, refine, and improve on the expertise of their business.” “Far from killing the jobs of knowledge … Continue reading

Finlande – Test d’un revenu de base universel à 780$ (560 euros)

Le Parlement finlandais a donné son feu vert mardi pour tester auprès de 2000 chômeurs le versement d’un « revenu de base » de 560 euros par mois, allocation qui pourrait être ultérieurement accordée à tout citoyen sans conditions. Sur deux ans, en 2017 et 2018, l’État comparera la trajectoire de ces 2000 chômeurs entre 25 et 58 ans, choisis au … Continue reading

Low-Wage Earner in EU – 1 out of 6 employees

The proportion of low-wage earners among employees amounted to 17.2% in 2014 in the European Union (EU). This means that they earned two-thirds or less of their national median gross hourly earnings. There are large differences between genders and age groups regarding the proportion of low-wage earners. In the EU in 2014, 21.1% of female … Continue reading

Cities in UK – They should support economic growth to attract and retain a greater number of graduates, then it needs to

Attracting and retaining talent is increasingly critical for the success of city economies as the UK continues to specialise in ever more high-skilled, knowledge- intensive activities. And this is a big challenge for many of our cities. While the UK’s great universities are spread around the country, many graduates head straight for the bright lights … Continue reading

Employers Skills Needs in Wisconsin – Work ethic is the most important

Wisconsin and the nation are struggling with how to address persistent unemployment and an economy recovering too slowly from the Great Recession of 2008. While economists point to a host of reasons for sluggish growth, including low aggregate demand, outsourcing, spending cuts, and so on, some argue a principal culprit is the “skills gap.” Based … Continue reading

Higher Education or VET in Australia

  Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  The skilled labour market: a pictorial overview of trends and shortage 2015-16

Les compétences génériques, c’est quoi ?

Si les compétences génériques sont un atout en milieu de travail, peuvent-elles être un levier pour l’accès à l’emploi pour des personnes éloignées du marché du travail? Y a-t-il des enjeux spécifiques autour de cette question pour les apprenant-e-s en alphabétisation et en formation générale des adultes? C’est ce que pensent des chercheur-e-s, analystes et … Continue reading

Québec – La concomitance de la formation professionnelle et de la formation générale la persévérance et à la réussite scolaires des élèves de moins de 20 ans

Afin de faciliter l’accès aux études professionnelles des jeunes, le ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) a implanté une voie de concomitance de la formation professionnelle (FP) et de la formation générale (FG) à horaire intégré au cours des dernières années. Cette voie permet à des élèves de s’inscrire à un programme … Continue reading

Partnerships Between Post‐Secondary Education and Business – Six principles for success

Partnerships between post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and businesses are crucial to Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity. They help to develop and leverage skills, talent, and research. PSE institutions, businesses, and community stakeholders need better information on how to develop, operate, and maintain successful PSE–business partnerships. This report shows that partnerships are most effective when they are … Continue reading

NEET (Neither in Employment nor in Education or Training) – An indicator that is widely misunderstood and therefore misinterpreted

The share of youth which are neither in employment nor in education or training in the youth population (the so-called “NEET rate”) is a relatively new indicator, but one that is given increasing importance by international organizations and the media. The popularity of the “NEET” concept is associated with its assumed potential to address a … Continue reading

Regulated Professions in Ontario – Labour Market Trends and Outlooks

A key differentiating factor is the marked difference in the proportion of graduates from professional programs who become licensed members and practise in their respective profession. A large proportion of graduates from education, health and law programs pursue licensure, although many law and education graduates work in unrelated occupations. The rates of engineering and architecture … Continue reading

LinkedIn – The Global Top Skills

The Global Top Skills of 2016 list reveals several trends about the global job market: Demand for marketers is slowing: While marketing skills like marketing campaign management, SEO/SEM, and channel marketing were in high demand in 2015, things have changed. This year, SEO/SEM dropped five spots from #4 to #9 and marketing campaign management dropped … Continue reading

The “American Dream” – Children’s prospects of earning more than their parents have fallen from 90% to 50% over the past half century

Children’s prospects of achieving the “American Dream” of earning more than their parents have fallen from 90% to 50% over the past half century. This decline has occurred throughout the parental income distribution, for children from both low and high income families, as shown in the chart below.   Most of the decline is due … Continue reading

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