Potential Earnings Losses among High School and Postsecondary Graduates Due to the COVID-19 Economic Downturn

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In this Economic Insights article, the potential earnings losses experienced by this year’s class of high school and postsecondary graduates as a result of COVID-19 are simulated. These graduates may face very challenging conditions as they enter the labour market, which could have long-term ramifications for their earnings prospects. Consequently, earnings losses are simulated up to five years after graduation, based on various scenarios of this year’s youth unemployment rate.

Issue Number: 2020012
Author(s): Frenette, Marc; Messacar, Derek; Handler, Tomasz

Main Product: Economic Insights

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