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Canada / Higher Education / Strong positive returns to investments across all fields

It’s common knowledge that new jobs increasingly demand postsecondary credentials. But what’s less well understood is the wide range of those jobs and the educational pathways leading to them. Statistics Canada data on employment by occupational classification show that job growth between 2007 and 2011 was fastest in health-related occupations (over 16 per cent increase) … Continue reading

Canada | Fed Budget | Hundreds of policy jobs slashed

Hundreds of policy analysts are losing their jobs in the latest rounds of cuts to the public service. Union officials say the cuts raise serious questions about how exactly the Harper government will formulate policies in the months to come. About 690 members of the union representing economists and social scientists were told today that … Continue reading

US | Unemployment : 31.5 % among high school dropouts and 8.9 % for college graduates with Bachelor’s Degrees

Unemployment figures show the jobless rate for recent college graduates with Bachelor’s Degrees has been running at an unacceptable 8.9 percent. But, a new study from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce finds that unemployment among job seekers with no better than a high school diploma is a catastrophic 22.9 percent – and an almost unthinkable … Continue reading

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