Table 6
Reasons not looking for work among Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET)Note 1 youth not in the labour force who reported wanting a job, and activity of those not wanting a job

Table 6
Reasons not looking for work among Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET) youth not in the labour force who reported wanting a job, and activity of those not wanting a job
Table summary
This table displays the results of reasons not looking for work among Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET). This information is grouped by both sexes, men et women (appearing as column headers), calculated using thousands and percentage as a unit of measure.
  Both sexes Men Women
'000 % %
All age 15 to 29
Not in labour force 513 100 100 100
Reported wanting a job 95 18 23 16
DiscouragedNote 2 5 1 1 1
Waiting for recall/replies 10 2 4 1
Going to schoolNote 3 10 2 3 1
Temporary illness 12 2 3 2
Child care/family responsibilities 22 4 2 6
Other, unknown 35 7 10 5
Did not report wanting a job 418 82 77 84
Temporary layoffNote 4 5 1 1 1
Long-term future start 21 4 6 3
Permanently unable to work 29 6 9 3
StudentNote 3 34 7 7 6
Other non-students (children at home) 103 20 3 32
Other non-students (no children at home) 226 44 50 40
1. Not enrolled in school or employed.
2. Believes no work is available.
3. Students are not considered not in the labour force, however, a small percentage of "other students" are not considered students in this study and therefore are not in the labour force (see Data sources and definitions).
4. Includes short-term future job starters and others wanting a job but none available.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2011.
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