Chronic Unemployment: A Statistical Profile - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005031


This study used data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) to examine three groups of the unemployed population: the seldom unemployed, the always unemployed and the chronically unemployed. For the purposes of this study, the seldom unemployed group is defined as the 10% of the unemployed with the least time spent unemployed. The always unemployed, those who couldn't find a job when they searched for one, accounted for another 5%. The chronically unemployed group has been defined as the remaining top 10% of the unemployed with the most time spent in unemployment - between 48% and 99% of their time in the labour force.

Issue Number: 2005031
Author(s): Brooks, Bradley

Main Product: Analysis in Brief

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