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Table E.3.2
Unemployment rates of 25- to 29-year-olds, by educational attainment, Canada and provinces, 1997 and 2007

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  All levels Less than high school1 High school2 College or trade3 University4
percentage
1997
Canada 9.6 19.1 10.7 8.2 6.0
Newfoundland and Labrador 22.1 45.5 25.0 21.5 x
Prince Edward Island 16.5 33.3 19.0 15.4 x
Nova Scotia 14.1 27.0 18.0 13.1 4.5
New Brunswick 13.5 22.9 15.5 12.7 x
Quebec 11.8 22.1 12.4 10.4 8.1
Ontario 8.7 16.4 11.2 7.2 4.9
Manitoba 7.0 14.6 7.1 4.7 4.7
Saskatchewan 7.7 20.0 7.4 5.8 4.9
Alberta 5.5 10.8 6.0 3.9 5.1
British Columbia 9.0 20.2 9.7 6.4 7.1
2007
Canada 6.3 15.7 7.2 5.3 4.5
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.8 x 16.1 12.5 x
Prince Edward Island 9.2 x 13.0 7.4 x
Nova Scotia 7.8 18.2 9.8 6.8 4.5
New Brunswick 7.3 x 9.1 6.5 x
Quebec 7.7 22.3 9.9 5.4 5.0
Ontario 6.8 15.4 8.2 6.0 4.9
Manitoba 4.7 11.9 3.8 3.7 4.1
Saskatchewan 4.7 x 5.9 4.0 x
Alberta 3.7 x 4.5 2.9 3.0
British Columbia 4.5 9.6 4.5 4.1 3.3
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
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.