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  • Help us build a better Ontario September 14, 2017
    If you live in Ontario, you may have recently been selected to receive our 2017 grassroots poll on vital issues affecting the province. Your answers to these and other essential questions will help us decide what issues to focus on as we head towards the June 2018 election in Ontario. For decades, the CCPA has […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Does the Site C dam make economic sense for BC? August 31, 2017
    Today CCPC-BC senior economist Marc Lee submitted an analysis to the BC Utilities Commission in response to their consultation on the economics of the Site C dam. You can read it here. In short, the submission discussses how the economic case for Site C assumes that industrial demand for electricity—in particular for natural gas extraction […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Ontario's middle and working class families are losing ground August 15, 2017
    Ontario is becoming more polarized as middle and working class families see their share of the income pie shrinking while upper middle and rich families take home even more. New research from CCPA-Ontario Senior Economist Sheila Block reveals a staggering divide between two labour markets in the province: the top half of families continue to pile […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Join us in October for the CCPA-BC fundraising gala, featuring Senator Murray Sinclair August 14, 2017
    We are incredibly honoured to announce that Senator Murray Sinclair will address our 2017 Annual Gala as keynote speaker, on Thursday, October 19 in Vancouver. Tickets are now on sale. Will you join us? Senator Sinclair has served as chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), was the first Indigenous judge appointed in Manitoba, […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • How to make NAFTA sustainable, equitable July 19, 2017
    Global Affairs Canada is consulting Canadians on their priorities for, and concerns about, the planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In CCPA’s submission to this process, Scott Sinclair, Stuart Trew and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood point out how NAFTA has failed to live up to its promise with respect to job and productivity […]
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Measuring Youth Unemployment

Miles Corak has a great post up about Paul Krugman’s “favourite gauge” of unemployment, the employment rate.  Looking at the ratio of employed to population for working age men, he shows that the employment recovery in Canada appears to have stalled, moving very little since January 2011.

The graph below shows youth unemployment (right axis) and employment (left axis) from January 2007.  In August 2012, youth unemployment was 14.8% – an improvement of 1.6 percentage points since the peak of the recession.  The youth employment rate in August, however, was actually at its lowest point since the recession hit, with only 54% of youth aged 15-24 employed.  So, by the employment rate, there has been no lasting recovery for youth.

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Comment from Brandon L
Time: September 16, 2012, 2:12 pm

Not forgetting to mention many youth are starting with debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, are watching prices rise for basic necessities without matching wages, salaries, or incomes, expected to pay for baby boomers.

The typical social liberals (me) don’t care who you sleep with, choose too marry(polygamists, homosexual, heterosexual, asexuality), put whatever drug into your own body. This demographic which was poison to social conservatives, or % of old people. How many young people agree with the above is the majority

New Right from this group state only in living in one means is conservative enough(much easier sell politically) especially after watching their parents, or themselves take on to much debt. New Right states – the govt assumes the right to take your property without your consent – through taxation, and the coperations (and especially the creditors of banks, who hold their bonds) also assume the right to take your property without your consent through inflation, higher cost of life

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