Table 2
Education and labour force activity of youth by age group

Table 2
Education and labour force activity of youth by age group
Table summary
This table displays the results of education and labour force activity of youth by age group. This information is grouped by years from 1976 to 2008 and years since recent economic downturn (2009, 2010 and 2011) (appearing as column headers), calculated using percentage and age as units of measure.
  1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 2007 2008 Years since recent economic downturnNote1
2009 2010 2011
%
All age 15 to 29
Student 31 30 32 36 41 43 44 44 44 43 44 44
Employed 10 11 13 16 16 18 19 19 19 18 18 18Note *
Not employed 22 19 20 20 25 26 26 25 24 25 26 26Note *
Employed 47 51 48 45 42 44 44 44 44 44 43 43Note *
Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET)Note 2 22 19 19 19 17 13 12 12 12 13 14 13Note *
Unemployed 7 7 9 9 7 5 5 5 5 6 6 6Note *
Not in the labour force 15 12 10 9 10 8 7 7 7 8 7 8
15 to 19
Student 65 66 75 78 80 81 81 80 80 80 82 81
Employed 17 22 26 32 26 28 29 30 31 29 27 27Note *
Not employed 48 45 49 46 54 53 52 50 49 51 54 54Note *
Employed 21 21 14 12 10 11 12 13 13 12 10 11Note *
NEET Note 2 14 13 11 10 10 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
Unemployed 6 6 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Not in the labour force 8 6 6 5 6 4 4 4 4 5 5 5
20 to 24
Student 18 16 22 30 35 36 38 39 39 38 40 40
Employed 7 7 10 14 16 18 19 20 20 18 19 19
Not employed 11 9 13 16 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 21Note *
Employed 59 63 56 49 46 48 48 48 48 47 45 45Note *
NEET Note 2 23 21 22 21 20 16 13 14 13 15 15 15Note *
Unemployed 8 9 12 11 9 6 6 6 6 7 8 7Note *
Not in the labour force 15 12 10 10 10 9 7 8 7 8 8 8
25 to 29
Student 7 7 8 9 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 13
Employed 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
Not employed 3 2 4 4 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5
Employed 65 69 68 68 67 72 72 73 73 72 70 70Note *
NEET Note 2 28 24 24 23 22 16 16 15 15 16 17 17Note *
Unemployed 6 7 10 11 9 6 5 6 5 7 7 7Note *
Not in the labour force 23 17 14 12 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
* significant difference between 2011 and 2008 at the 0.01 level
1. Peak employment occured in Canada in October 2008.
2. Not enrolled in school or employed.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 1976 to 2011.
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