Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 9560 posts for Job Market Monitor

The Transition to Post-Military Employment in US – A majority of veterans say their military service was useful in giving them the skills and training

For many veterans, finding a job after leaving the military is an important part of the transition to civilian life. A majority of veterans say their military service was useful in giving them the skills and training they needed for a job outside the military – 29% say it was very useful and another 29% … Continue reading

Labour Market Information (LMI) in Canada – Results more important when participants are assisted by a counsellor

According to a large meta-analysis, labour market information (LMI) is a critical ingredient in achieving career goals of individuals. This study aims to assess the effect of LMI use, with and without the help of a counsellor, taking into account the possible presence of differential effects according to client consultation needs (career choice or job … Continue reading

National Job Guarantee in US – Considerable uncertainty associated with its impacts

Despite a relatively strong U.S. economy in late 2018, many workers continue to experience stagnant wages and underemployment. In response, policy interventions like subsidized wages, training and search assistance, expanded public employment, and federal guarantees of employment have all been proposed, but relatively little is known about how a federal job guarantee would function. We … Continue reading

Bachelor Degree from a Community College in Canada – They earn about 12% more than university bachelor’s degree holders two years after graduation

University graduates generally earn more than community college graduates, both shortly after graduation and for many years thereafter. This may partially reflect the fact that university programs are generally longer in duration. Most university students enroll in a four-year bachelor’s degree program, whereas most college students enroll in a one-year certificate program or in a … Continue reading

Job Report in US, August – Employment rose only by 130,000 and unemployment was unchanged at 3.7 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 130,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in federal government rose, largely reflecting the hiring of temporary workers for the 2020 Census. Notable job gains also occurred in health care and financial activities, while mining lost jobs. … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, August 2019 – Employment increased by 81,000 and unemployment remained at 5.7%

Following three consecutive months of little change, employment increased by 81,000 in August, largely in part-time work. The unemployment rate remained at 5.7% as more people participated in the labour market. Compared with August 2018, employment increased by 471,000 (+2.5%), the result of gains in both full- (+306,000 or +2.0%) and part-time work (+165,000 or +4.8%). Over the same period, hours worked were … Continue reading

L’Emploi au Québec, août 2019 – Le taux de chômage le plus bas depuis 1976

Au Québec, l’emploi a progressé pour un deuxième mois consécutif, en hausse de 20 000 en août. Des hausses ont été observées dans un certain nombre de secteurs, particulièrement dans la finance, les assurances et les services immobiliers et de location. Le taux de chômage a peu varié, s’établissant à 4,7 %, ce qui représente le taux le plus bas … Continue reading

Transitioning to a New Career After Maternity Leave

By Lucy Wyndham Mothers in Canada take on average 44 weeks of leave following the birth or adoption of a child, and 67% return to work after maternity leave. While many women will return to the jobs they held prior to having a baby, others may garner new perspective in their time away from work and choose … Continue reading

Work Futures – Disruptive automation is the number one cause

Economics is driving changes in work practices and productivity pushed forward by growing use of artificial intelligence, demographic changes and business model changes. Disruptive automation is the number one cause of this dramatic shift especially since technology engaged and enabled Millennials, will be the majority in the global workforce very soon. Chosen excerpts by Job … Continue reading

Inactive on the Job Market around the World – Are they really?

Inactivity rates are increasing around the world, while the global population and labour force are ageing. But the inactivity rate is an aggregate measure overlooking the different profiles of people outside the labour force. This new Spotlight on Work Statistics explores the characteristics of the potential labour force, made up of persons outside the labour … Continue reading

The Geography of the Future of Work in US – A mosaic of local economies on diverging trajectories

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow (PDF–4.41MB), analyzes more than 3,000 US counties and 315 cities and finds they are on sharply different paths. Automation is not happening in a vacuum, and the health of local economies today will affect their … Continue reading

A Training Levy – The amount of revenue that could be raised

The overall objective of this project is to develop a methodology to forecast the amount of revenue that could be raised by means of a training levy. The aim of this report is to present the main findings of the literature review that has been carried out for the purpose of this project, along with … Continue reading

NEETs in Canada in 2018/2019 – 287,400 aged 20 to 24 (12%)

Young people who are not in education, employment or training make up what is known as the NEET population. The NEET indicator has been regularly published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since the late 1990s, as NEET youth may be at risk of low‑income or social exclusion. At Statistics Canada, the … Continue reading

Le Compte personnel de formation en France  – La contribution de l’employeur

L’employeur contribue à l’alimentation du compte dans 4 cas : – si un accord le prévoit (accord d’État, de branche ou d’entreprise) ; – si, dans les entreprises d’au minimum 50 salariés, l’employeur n’a pas réalisé l’entretien professionnel, prévu tous les 2 ans, et que le salarié n’a pas bénéficié, les 6 dernières années, d’au moins une … Continue reading

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