Sidelined in the labour market
- During the period from 1976 to 2003, the incidence of long-term unemployment reached a peak of 17% in 1994. In 2003, less than 10% of the unemployed spent a year or more looking for work.
- Despite a fairly comparable overall unemployment rate (approximately 7.5%), the incidence of long-term unemployment in 2003 was 39% higher than in 1990, and more than double (+120%) that in 1977.
- Some groups and regions were harder hit than others—in particular, men, older workers, people with less education, and individuals in Quebec and British Columbia.
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