Infographic 5
More than one-third of the potential labour force was underutilized in May

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Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "More than one-third of the potential labour force was underutilized in May"

This is a linear chart.

The vertical axis shows the labour underutilization rate in percentages, from 0 to 40 by increments of 5.

The horizontal axis shows months from May 2008 to May 2020.

Its lowest point is 11.9% in February 2020 and its highest point is 36.6% in April 2020. The rate declined to 34.8% in May 2020.

Note(s): Labour underutilization rate (specific definition to measure the COVID-19 impact) combines all those who were unemployed with those who were not in the labour force but wanted a job and did not look for one; as well as those who remained employed but lost all or the majority of their usual work hours for reasons likely related to the COVID-19 as a proportion of the potential labour force.

Source(s): Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, custom tabulation.

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