High levels of unemployment among province’s youth more than just by-product of economic cycle, report says
By: Peter Lozinski
Ontario is suffering from “chronic” youth unemployment, according to a new report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday.
The rate of unemployment for Ontarians between the ages of 15-24 is hovering between 16 and 17 per cent, double that of the normal provincial rate and higher than the national youth unemployment rate of 13.5-14.5 per cent.
“Ontario is competing with the Maritime provinces for being the toughest place in Canada for youth to land a job,” the report says