International perspective

  • In 2010, the youth unemployment rate reached 19% on average across the OECD, the highest level since the Second World War.
  • Since the mid-1970s, the sharpest fall in the share of youth in the working-age population has occurred in Korea, followed by Canada.
  • In Canada, 8.1% of youth aged 15 to 19 were neither in school nor working in 2009, compared with 8.4% across the OECD. Among young adults aged 20 to 24, 15.2% were neither in school nor working, compared with 17.7% across the OECD.

chart 5.4 Youth unemployment rate, by country
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