The latest release from the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey shows the youth (15 – 24) unemployment rate at 14.1 in December, down 0.3 from the previous month.
Following two months of declines, employment rose slightly in December, up 18,000. The unemployment rate edged up to 7.5% as more people participated in the labour market. Over the past 12 months, employment growth totalled 1.2% (+199,000), with nearly all of the gains in the first half of the year.
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