Table E.3.2
Unemployment rates of 25- to 29-year-olds, by educational attainment, Canada and provinces, 1995, 2000 and 2005 to 2009

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  Canada1 Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia
percent
2009
All levels 8.3 15.7 10.4 10.8 8.1 7.9 9.1 5.9 5.1 5.9 9.1
Less than high school2 16.3 43.9E 20.1E 20.7E 16.4E 18.7 16.1 11.0E 11.6E 12.2E 18.5E
High school3 10.9 24.4 13.9E 13.4 11.8 10.6 12.1 7.1 6.3 8.9 10.6
College or trade4 7.4 14.0 9.7E 11.0 6.8 7.6 7.9 5.0E 4.4E 4.1 8.4
University5 5.6 7.4E 3.9E 6.6E 4.3E 4.6 6.8 3.3E 2.7E 3.4E 6.7
2008
All levels 5.9 12.5 8.7 8.1 8.2 7.1 6.3 4.3 4.3 3.1 4.6
Less than high school2 13.5 32.2E 20.1E 20.9E 28.5E 17.0 13.8 8.7E 10.1E 6.8E 10.5E
High school3 6.8 14.8 14.4E 10.4 13.6 8.4 7.8 4.1E 4.7 3.9 5.1
College or trade4 4.9 13.5 5.1E 7.8 5.7E 5.8 5.2 3.0E 2.9E 2.2 3.4
University5 4.8 5.9 F 3.8E 3.7E 5.7 5.3 4.3E 3.6E 2.3E 4.2E
2007
All levels 6.3 11.8 9.5 7.8 7.3 7.7 6.8 4.8 4.8 3.7 4.5
Less than high school2 15.7 31.6E 24.0E 19.3E 18.0E 22.2 15.4 11.3E 8.0E 6.4E 9.8E
High school3 7.2 16.0E 13.8E 10.2 9.2 10.0 8.2 3.9 6.0 4.4 4.4
College or trade4 5.2 11.8 7.7E 6.8E 6.7 5.6 5.8 3.9E 3.8 3.0 4.0
University5 4.6 F F 4.1E 3.7E 4.8 5.2 4.2E 3.1E 3.0E 3.5E
2006
All levels 6.1 16.8 11.7 7.8 8.3 7.3 6.3 4.5 5.6 3.1 4.7
Less than high school2 13.5 49.2E 31.2E 22.9E 22.1E 15.9 14.5 5.7E 13.5E 5.7E 8.1E
High school3 7.3 21.2 14.1E 8.0E 11.5 10.6 7.9 5.6 7.3 3.5 4.7
College or trade4 5.1 15.8 6.9E 7.6E 6.5 6.5 4.7 3.9E 3.9E 2.7 2.8
University5 4.5 6.8E F 4.2E F 4.2 5.1 3.0E 3.2E 2.2E 5.8
2005
All levels 6.9 15.7 10.4 9.3 9.3 8.5 6.8 5.7 4.7 3.8 5.5
Less than high school2 15.0 33.8E 23.0E 22.2E 33.7 18.3 14.7 13.6E 10.4E 4.2E 13.7E
High school3 7.4 17.9 12.4E 13.0 10.4 9.7 7.8 7.3 5.8 4.2 5.4
College or trade4 5.8 16.0 8.2E 6.1E 7.6 7.0 5.3 3.6E 3.8E 3.9E 4.6E
University5 5.6 7.3E 7.2E 6.9E 5.3E 7.0 6.0 2.8E 2.7E 3.4E 4.5E
2000
All levels 6.9 15.3 15.1 9.0 11.1 8.8 5.7 5.3 5.9 5.3 7.0
Less than high school2 17.2 41.0 33.1 23.7E 29.9 22.5 12.5 11.1E 14.1E 11.0E 16.3
High school3 7.8 17.9 20.4 10.1 14.0 9.7 7.1 4.3 6.0 5.8 8.1
College or trade4 5.5 11.3 10.1E 8.5 8.9 6.3 4.5 4.1E 4.5 4.3 5.4
University5 4.6 7.1E F 4.6E 5.2E 5.9 4.1 5.7E 3.8E 3.9E 4.2
1995
All levels 10.6 21.5 19.5 14.7 12.8 12.1 9.9 8.2 9.2 8.3 9.6
Less than high school2 21.2 41.5 36.4 26.7 24.0 23.1 21.4 15.7 20.4 14.7 16.4
High school3 11.8 21.4 23.6 15.3 13.9 13.7 12.5 7.2 8.5 8.4 10.5
College or trade4 8.9 19.5 14.8 14.0 10.6 9.5 7.1 7.4 8.3E 8.7 9.4
University5 6.1 10.9E 8.2E 8.5E 8.1E 8.3 5.0 6.3E 4.2E 4.4E 5.2E
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Canada are derived using LFS results from the provinces; the territories are excluded.
2. Includes no education or education below high school graduation.
3. Includes high school graduation or some postsecondary education (not completed).
4. 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.
5. 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. Caution should be exercised in interpreting the provincial ratios and differences in ratios between provinces and over time, as small estimates may present fairly high sampling variability. Estimates for small geographic areas, for small age-groups or for cross-classified variables will be associated with larger variability. Data for 1995 to 2008 have been revised.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.
Updated June 15, 2010.
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