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Table E.3.1
Unemployment rates of population aged 15 and over, by level of education, Canada, 1990 to 2007

  All levels Less than high school1 High school2 College or trade3 University4
percentage
1990 8.1 12.4 7.8 6.3 3.8
1991 10.3 15.4 10.2 8.2 4.9
1992 11.2 17.0 10.9 9.3 5.5
1993 11.4 17.0 11.6 9.6 5.8
1994 10.4 16.1 10.2 9.0 5.4
1995 9.5 15.1 9.6 7.9 5.0
1996 9.6 15.4 9.8 8.1 5.2
1997 9.1 15.7 9.2 7.4 4.8
1998 8.3 14.5 8.6 6.5 4.3
1999 7.6 13.5 7.8 5.9 4.2
2000 6.8 12.5 7.0 5.2 3.9
2001 7.2 13.1 7.2 5.8 4.6
2002 7.7 13.9 7.8 5.9 5.0
2003 7.6 13.8 7.8 5.8 5.4
2004 7.2 13.2 7.5 5.6 4.9
2005 6.8 12.6 7.1 5.3 4.6
2006 6.3 12.3 6.5 5.1 4.0
2007 6.0 12.1 6.4 4.9 3.7
1. Includes no education or education below high school graduation.
2. Includes high school graduation or some postsecondary education (not completed).
3. Includes trade certificate or diploma from a vocational school or apprenticeship training; non-university certificate or diploma from a community college, CEGEP, school of nursing and similar programs at this level; university certificate below bachelor's level.
4. Includes bachelor's degree; university degree or certificate above bachelor's degree.
Note: The unemployment rate is based on a monthly average from January to December.
Data source: Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada.
Table source: Statistics Canada and Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. 2007. Education indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program. Catalogue no. 81-582-XIE. Ottawa.
Updated June 16, 2008.