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Table E.3.3
Unemployment rates of population aged 15 and over, by level of education, off-reserve Aboriginal population1 from Western Canada2, 2004 to 2007

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  All levels Less than high school3 High school4 College or trade5 University6
2004 13.1 20.7 13.5 7.8 5,2**
2005 12.2 21.5 10.8 8.4 3,7*
2006 10.1 17.3 9.0 6.7 5,9*
2007 9.5 16.3 8.3 6.2 4,9**
* indicates a coefficient of variation (CV) between 16.6% and 25%.
** indicates a coefficient of variation (CV) greater than 25% and less than or equal to 33.3%.
1. Aboriginal population refers to those persons who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group, i.e., North American Indian, Métis or Inuit.
2. Includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. The data are not comparable with those in Table E.3.2 as an experimental weight is used here.
3. Includes no education or education below high school graduation.
4. Includes high school graduation or some postsecondary education (not completed).
5. 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.
6. 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. In 2004, the monthly average is from April 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.