Table E.3.1
Unemployment rates of population aged 15 and over, by educational attainment, Canada, 1990 to 2009

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  All levels Less than high school1 High school2 College or trade3 University4
percent
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
2008 6.1 12.0 6.6 4.9 4.1
2009 8.3 15.9 9.4 6.9 5.0
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; and university certificate below bachelor's level.
4. Includes bachelor's degree and university degree or certificate above bachelor's degree.
Notes:
The unemployment rate is based on a monthly average from January to December. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Canada are derived using LFS results from the provinces; the territories are excluded.
Source: Adapted from Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 282-0004, Labour Force Survey estimates (LFS), by educational attainment, sex and age group, annual.
Updated June 15, 2010.
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