Youth employment trends
As a follow-up to my last post, where I showed R7 – the unemployment rate that includes involuntary part-time, I was curious what the longer term trend was regarding youth and part-time employment.
As you can see in the graph below, the proportion of 20-24 year olds engaged in full-time work has steadily fallen since 1980,Â accelerated during recessions. Â This is in contrast to 25-34 year olds whose full-time employment rate falls during recessions, but increases between them.
And, as you might expect, the proportion of 20-24 year olds engaged in part-time work has increased steadily over the same period, while the part-time employment rate for 25-34 year olds has remained fairly stable since 1990.
Source: Statistics Canada, Cansim table 282-0002.