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Table C.2.1
Percentage of 15- to 29-year-old population in education and not in education, by age group and labour force status, Canada and jurisdictions, 2008

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  In education Not in education Total
Students in work-study programmes1 Other employed Unemployed2 Not in the labour force3 Total, in education Employed4 Unemployed2 Not in the labour force3 Total, not in education
percentage
OECD average5
15 to 19 14.5 2.6 63.8 84.6 8.6 2.4 4.4 15.4 100.0
20 to 24 13.7 1.5 25.6 42.3 43.4 6.0 8.3 57.7 100.0
25 to 29 8.0 0.6 5.6 14.4 69.1 5.3 11.2 85.6 100.0
Canada6
15 to 19 30.9 4.7 44.8 80.4 12.4 2.9 4.4 19.6 100.0
20 to 24 20.3 1.3 17.4 38.9 48.0 5.6 7.4 61.1 100.0
25 to 29 7.1 0.4 5.0 12.4 72.7 5.0 9.9 87.6 100.0
Newfoundland and Labrador
15 to 19 18.5 3.7 62.2 84.4 8.3 3.4 4.0 15.6 100.0
20 to 24 14.0 2.3 23.5 39.1 36.8 10.0 14.1 60.9 100.0
25 to 29 5.8 x 4.1 10.0 63.8 10.5 15.8 90.0 100.0
Prince Edward Island
15 to 19 29.9 5.8 46.8 82.5 11.3 4.6 x 17.5 100.0
20 to 24 20.5 2.6 15.5 38.6 39.7 13.2 8.6 61.4 100.0
25 to 29 7.1 0.0 7.1 14.2 68.6 7.4 9.8 85.8 100.0
Nova Scotia
15 to 19 28.8 4.7 44.9 78.4 13.7 3.9 4.1 21.6 100.0
20 to 24 15.2 1.5 18.6 35.4 46.1 9.0 9.5 64.6 100.0
25 to 29 4.5 x 4.4 9.3 72.7 7.1 10.9 90.7 100.0
New Brunswick
15 to 19 32.9 5.1 48.0 86.1 9.2 1.8 3.0 13.9 100.0
20 to 24 11.5 1.3 18.0 30.9 48.7 11.1 9.3 69.1 100.0
25 to 29 3.0 x 3.9 7.4 73.1 7.0 12.4 92.6 100.0
Quebec
15 to 19 30.0 3.8 43.7 77.5 13.3 4.2 5.0 22.5 100.0
20 to 24 22.4 1.1 15.6 39.1 45.9 6.9 8.1 60.9 100.0
25 to 29 9.2 0.5 4.9 14.6 68.1 7.4 10.0 85.4 100.0
Ontario
15 to 19 30.0 5.7 48.4 84.1 9.0 2.6 4.3 15.9 100.0
20 to 24 22.1 1.8 20.0 43.9 42.9 5.7 7.4 56.1 100.0
25 to 29 7.2 0.4 5.2 12.8 72.8 4.6 9.8 87.2 100.0
Manitoba
15 to 19 32.9 5.8 38.9 77.6 15.9 2.5 4.1 22.4 100.0
20 to 24 20.1 0.8 11.5 32.4 54.1 4.5 9.1 67.6 100.0
25 to 29 6.5 x 3.8 10.4 77.7 3.3 8.5 89.6 100.0
Saskatchewan
15 to 19 33.8 3.6 39.3 76.7 16.0 2.3 5.0 23.3 100.0
20 to 24 13.3 x 14.9 28.8 62.5 3.0 5.7 71.2 100.0
25 to 29 4.3 x 6.4 10.8 75.7 4.8 8.7 89.2 100.0
Alberta
15 to 19 32.9 3.8 37.9 74.5 18.6 2.5 4.3 25.5 100.0
20 to 24 13.8 x 12.9 27.2 62.3 4.4 6.1 72.8 100.0
25 to 29 6.6 x 4.0 11.0 76.6 2.7 9.7 89.0 100.0
British Columbia
15 to 19 33.8 4.0 41.5 79.3 14.8 2.1 3.8 20.7 100.0
20 to 24 22.2 0.6 17.9 40.6 49.9 3.3 6.2 59.4 100.0
25 to 29 5.6 x 5.5 11.3 76.0 3.0 9.7 88.7 100.0
Yukon
15 to 19 25.7 10.1 37.2 66.3 23.7 x x 33.7 100.0
20 to 24 x 0.0 10.4 15.3 61.0 11.8 15.9 84.7 100.0
25 to 29 x x x x 75.8 x x 87.8 100.0
Northwest Territories
15 to 19 17.7 x 53.7 74.8 14.6 6.9 x 25.2 100.0
20 to 24 7.5 0.0 11.3 18.8 49.4 7.6 24.2 81.2 100.0
25 to 29 x 0.0 x x 84.5 x x 94.9 100.0
Nunavut
15 to 19 13.0 x 51.0 67.7 8.4 x 20.1 32.3 100.0
20 to 24 x x 8.3 13.2 44.7 x 34.1 86.8 100.0
25 to 29 x 0.0 x x 56.1 x 28.3 92.3 100.0
… not applicable
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
0 true zero or a value rounded to zero
1. Students in work-study programmes are considered to be both in education and employed, irrespective of their labour market status according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) definition.
2. Individuals who were, during the survey reference week, without work, actively seeking employment and currently available to start work.
3. Individuals who were not working and who were not unemployed; i.e., individuals who were not looking for a job.
4. Those who, during the survey reference week: worked for pay (employees) or profit (self-employed and unpaid family workers) for at least one hour; or had a job but were temporarily not at work (through injury, illness, holiday, strike or lock-out, educational or training leave, maternity or parental leave, etc.)
5. These averages are from Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators, Table C3.2a, Percentage of the youth population in education and not in education, by age group (2008), which presents the most recent available data for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's 31 member countries. Please see the OECD's Web site at www.oecd.org.
6. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Canada are derived using the results of the LFS in the provinces; the territories are not included.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey (LFS); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators.