Table A.3.2
Trends in employment ratesNote 1 of 25- to 64-year-olds, 25- to 34-year-olds and 55- to 64-year-olds, by highest level of education attained, Canada, provinces and territories, 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2011

Table A.3.2
Trends in employment rates of 25- to 64-year-olds, 25- to 34-year-olds and 55- to 64-year-olds, by highest level of education attained, Canada, provinces and territories, 2000, 2005. 2008 and 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of trends in employment rates of 25- to 64-year-olds age 25 to 64, age 25 to 34, age 55 to 64, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2011 and change between
2008 and 2011, calculated using percent and percentage points units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  Age 25 to 64 Age 25 to 34 Age 55 to 64
2000 2005 2008 2011 Change between
2008 and 2011Note 2
2000 2005 2008 2011 Change between
2008 and 2011Note 2
2000 2005 2008 2011 Change between
2008 and 2011Note 2
percent percentage points percent percentage points percent percentage points
OECD averageNote 3  
Below upper secondary 57 57 58 55 -2.6 64 61 63 58 -4.9 36 38 40 41 0.6
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
75 75 76 74 -2.2 78 77 79 76 -3.3 46 51 53 54 1.0
Tertiary education 85 84 84 83 -1.5 85 84 85 82 -2.6 63 66 67 67 -0.2
CanadaNote 4  
Below upper secondary 55 56 58 55 -2.7 60 62 61 59 -1.7 37 41 44 43 -1.2
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
76 76 76 74 -2.2 79 80 80 78 -2.7 52 57 58 59 0.7
Tertiary education 83 82 83 82 -0.9 86 85 85 84 -1.5 57 62 64 65 1.1
Newfoundland and Labrador  
Below upper secondary 35 36 39 41 1.3 34 39 39 45 6.6 19 26 31 34 3.2
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
63 64 65 65 0.4 64 65 69 68 -0.5 35 43 46 47 1.8
Tertiary education 76 77 77 79 2.2 78 79 81 85 4.0 41 50 48 56 7.4
Prince Edward Island  
Below upper secondary 57 60 59 56 -2.9 63 62 66 66 -0.4 40 49 49 47 -2.5
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
72 72 74 71 -2.7 75 76 75 72 -2.7 46 56 62 60 -1.9
Tertiary education 82 83 83 82 -1.0 87 88 88 85 -2.6 51 58 61 64 2.3
Nova Scotia  
Below upper secondary 48 50 53 54 0.6 59 55 52 54 1.8 31 34 37 40 3.1
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
71 73 71 71 -0.9 77 76 76 72 -4.3 43 51 54 54 0.9
Tertiary education 79 80 81 81 -0.5 85 85 86 84 -1.7 46 54 60 63 3.1
New Brunswick  
Below upper secondary 45 46 47 46 -0.9 49 46 45 44 -1.0 31 33 39 38 -1.4
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
72 72 72 69 -3.0 73 77 73 72 -1.2 46 51 57 54 -2.6
Tertiary education 80 80 82 82 -0.7 86 87 87 88 0.3 47 53 59 58 0.0
Quebec  
Below upper secondary 50 52 54 53 -1.1 57 59 60 59 -1.0 33 36 38 41 2.9
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
73 74 74 73 -0.5 78 79 80 80 -0.4 46 51 51 53 1.7
Tertiary education 82 81 82 82 -0.4 84 84 86 85 -1.2 52 55 58 60 2.0
Ontario  
Below upper secondary 59 58 58 54 -3.9 64 63 58 56 -1.7 38 44 47 42 -4.3
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
77 77 76 73 -2.8 81 80 78 74 -4.4 53 59 59 59 0.1
Tertiary education 83 83 83 82 -1.3 87 85 85 83 -1.8 60 65 66 66 0.5
Manitoba  
Below upper secondary 65 63 66 63 -2.8 67 59 65 61 -3.6 45 51 54 54 0.1
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
81 81 81 80 -0.7 85 81 82 82 0.3 56 63 60 66 5.9
Tertiary education 84 86 86 85 -0.6 87 89 87 86 -1.1 61 66 68 70 2.4
Saskatchewan  
Below upper secondary 63 63 67 64 -3.1 58 61 63 59 -4.2 50 51 61 57 -3.5
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
82 82 83 82 -1.3 81 82 85 82 -2.3 62 62 67 71 3.5
Tertiary education 85 85 85 84 -0.7 88 87 89 86 -2.7 64 69 67 71 3.9
Alberta  
Below upper secondary 65 68 71 66 -4.7 65 73 71 67 -3.0 51 54 60 54 -6.3
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
82 82 84 81 -3.7 83 84 86 82 -3.7 60 68 71 69 -1.9
Tertiary education 85 84 85 84 -0.5 88 85 86 85 -0.9 61 71 74 72 -1.6
British Columbia  
Below upper secondary 54 59 61 55 -5.4 59 67 64 60 -4.4 38 39 44 40 -3.6
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
75 75 76 73 -3.5 78 79 81 78 -3.2 55 57 57 57 -0.3
Tertiary education 81 79 80 79 -1.5 84 84 83 81 -2.4 60 62 63 65 2.0
Yukon  
Below upper secondary 61 56 60 58 -1.5 49 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 57 54 -3.4 56 43Note E: Use with caution 60 55 -4.2
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
81 83 84 82 -2.5 79 81 89 81 -8.1 71 75 75 77 2.1
Tertiary education 87 88 90 88 -1.9 84 91 88 87 -0.2 82 74 79 76 -3.4
Northwest Territories  
Below upper secondary Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 62 61 58 -2.9 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 58 55 43 -12.2 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 58 46 62 16.0
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 87 86 85 -1.3 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 88 85 81 -4.6 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 77 75 84 8.6
Tertiary education Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 92 91 91 0.7 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 90 90 93 3.4 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 87 84 87 3.1
Nunavut  
Below upper secondary Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 46 51 52 1.7 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 40 49 44 -4.8 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 38 42 49 7.2
Upper secondary and
postsecondary non-tertiary
Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 77 72 73 0.7 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 78 70 71 0.4 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 62 88 25.6
Tertiary education Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 93 89 87 -1.9 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 89 87 87 -0.7 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 85 90 4.4
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