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