Infographic 2
Labour underutilization shrinks from April peak

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Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "Labour underutilization shrinks from April peak"

This is a stacked area chart.

The vertical axis shows thousands from 0 to 8,000 by increments of 1,000.

The horizontal axis shows months from January 2020 to October 2020.

There are 4 areas each representing the following categories: Unemployed: temporary layoff or future starts, Not in labour force: wanted work, Unemployed: job searchers and Employed: worked less than half of their usual hours.

The first category shows the area representing "Employed: worked less than half of their usual hours" in thousands over 10 months, with 898 in January 2020, 808 in February 2020, 3,029 in March 2020, 3,315 in April 2020, 3,014 in May 2020, 2,191 in June 2020, 1,779 in July 2020, 1,520 in August 2020, 1,412 in September 2020 and 1,241 in October 2020.

The second category shows the area representing "Unemployed: job searchers" in thousands over 10 months, with 1,014 in January 2020, 1,034 in February 2020, 1,082 in March 2020, 1,220 in April 2020, 1,429 in May 2020, 1,608 in June 2020, 1,723 in July 2020, 1,816 in August 2020, 1,470 in September 2020 and 1,522 in October 2020.

The third category shows the area representing "Not in labour force: wanted work" in thousands over 10 months, with 393 in January 2020, 384 in February 2020, 741 in March 2020, 1,527 in April 2020, 1,398 in May 2020, 949 in June 2020, 684 in July 2020, 657 in August 2020, 580 in September 2020 and 540 in October 2020.

The fourth category shows the area representing "Unemployed: temporary layoff or future starts" in thousands over 10 months, with 111 in January 2020, 99 in February 2020, 465 in March 2020, 1,199 in April 2020, 1,191 in May 2020, 844 in June 2020, 460 in July 2020, 231 in August 2020, 363 in September 2020 and 295 in October 2020.

Source(s): Labour Force Survey, custom tabulation, seasonally adjusted.

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