Table E.3.2
Unemployment rates of 25- to 29-year-olds, by educational attainment, Canada and provinces, 1995, 2000 and 2005 to 2011

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Table E.3.2
Unemployment rates of 25- to 29-year-olds, by educational attainment, Canada and provinces, 1995, 2000 and 2005 to 2011

Table summary
This table displays the results of Unemployment rates of 25- to 29-year-olds Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, calculated using percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  CanadaNote 1 Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia
percent
2011  
All levels 7.8 12.3 12.1 9.9 9.2 8.2 8.6 5.6 5.4 5.0 7.9
Less than high schoolNote 2 17.1 x x x 25.9Note E: Use with caution 20.3 16.8 11.7Note E: Use with caution 19.3Note E: Use with caution 12.0 16.3Note E: Use with caution
High schoolNote 3 9.4 16.1Note E: Use with caution 18.6Note E: Use with caution 13.5 12.6 10.0 10.6 6.5 7.0 6.1 9.5
College or tradeNote 4 6.5 11.2 11.7Note E: Use with caution 9.9 7.6Note E: Use with caution 6.6 7.1 4.7Note E: Use with caution 3.7 3.5 6.6
UniversityNote 5 6.2 x x 6.1Note E: Use with caution 4.7Note E: Use with caution 6.0 7.6 3Note E: Use with caution x 3.4Note E: Use with caution 6.4
2010  
All levels 8.3 13.4 13.2 10.2 8.7 7.8 9.1 5.8 6.4 6.5 8.9
Less than high schoolNote 2 17.8 x x 26.1Note E: Use with caution x 17.0 18.7 12.8 16.5Note E: Use with caution 16.1 19.6
High schoolNote 3 10.9 11.9 19.3 15.1 14.0 11.3 13.1 5.7 9.1 7.8 9.2
College or tradeNote 4 6.4 14.4 12.0 9.3 6.8 6.2 6.6 4.7 4.4Note E: Use with caution 4.5 7.5
UniversityNote 5 6.6 9.9Note E: Use with caution x 5.1Note E: Use with caution 5Note E: Use with caution 5.8 7.5 4.9Note E: Use with caution x 4.6Note E: Use with caution 8.0
2009  
All levels 8.3 16 10.6 10.7 8.1 7.9 9.0 5.9 5.1 5.9 9.2
Less than high schoolNote 2 16.3 x x 21.1Note E: Use with caution x 18.7 16.1 11Note E: Use with caution x 12.2Note E: Use with caution 18.5Note E: Use with caution
High schoolNote 3 10.9 24.7 14.3Note E: Use with caution 13.3 11.7 10.7 12.0 7.1 6.4 8.8 10.7
College or tradeNote 4 7.2 13.9 9.7 10.3 6.7 7.3 8.0 4.9Note E: Use with caution 4.2 4.1 7.9
UniversityNote 5 5.7 x x 6.8Note E: Use with caution x 4.7 6.6 3.4Note E: Use with caution x 3.3Note E: Use with caution 7.2
2008  
All levels 5.9 12.7 8.8 8 8.3 7.1 6.3 4.3 4.3 3.1 4.7
Less than high schoolNote 2 13.4 x x 20.8Note E: Use with caution x 17.0 13.7 8.9Note E: Use with caution x x x
High schoolNote 3 6.8 14.8 14.6Note E: Use with caution 10.4 13.3 8.4 7.7 4.2Note E: Use with caution 4.7 3.9 5.2
College or tradeNote 4 5.0 13.4 x 7.1 6.8Note E: Use with caution 5.9 5.3 3.1Note E: Use with caution 2.8Note E: Use with caution 2.2 3.5
UniversityNote 5 4.7 x x 4Note E: Use with caution x 5.4 5.2 4.4Note E: Use with caution x 2.4Note E: Use with caution 4.2Note E: Use with caution
2007  
All levels 6.4 11.8 9.6 7.8 7.4 7.8 6.8 4.8 4.7 3.8 4.5
Less than high schoolNote 2 15.8 x x 19.1Note E: Use with caution x 22.4 15.6 11.4Note E: Use with caution x x 9.9Note E: Use with caution
High schoolNote 3 7.2 15.8Note E: Use with caution 13.9Note E: Use with caution 10.2 9.2 10.0 8.2 3.9 5.9 4.4 4.5
College or tradeNote 4 5.3 12.4 x 6.4Note E: Use with caution 6.6 5.4 6.0 4Note E: Use with caution 4 3.1 4.1
UniversityNote 5 4.5 x x 4.3Note E: Use with caution x 5.1 4.9 4.3Note E: Use with caution x 3.1Note E: Use with caution 3.4Note E: Use with caution
2006  
All levels 6.1 16.9 11.8 7.8 8.3 7.4 6.3 4.4 5.6 3.1 4.7
Less than high schoolNote 2 13.5 48.8Note E: Use with caution 31.1Note E: Use with caution 22.9Note E: Use with caution x 16.0 14.5 x 13.6Note E: Use with caution x x
High schoolNote 3 7.3 21.3 14Note E: Use with caution 8.1Note E: Use with caution 11.5 10.7 7.9 5.5 7.3 3.4 4.8
College or tradeNote 4 5.2 16 x 7.9Note E: Use with caution 6.7 6.3 5.0 3.8Note E: Use with caution 3.8Note E: Use with caution 2.6 3.2
UniversityNote 5 4.4 x x x x 4.4 4.8 x x x 5.6
2005  
All levels 6.9 15.7 10.5 9.4 9.3 8.5 6.9 5.7 4.7 3.9 5.5
Less than high schoolNote 2 14.9 x x 22.3Note E: Use with caution 33.6 18.2 14.7 13.4Note E: Use with caution x x 13.8Note E: Use with caution
High schoolNote 3 7.4 17.7 12.1Note E: Use with caution 13.0 10.4 9.6 7.8 7.2 5.9 4.2 5.3
College or tradeNote 4 5.7 16 7.9Note E: Use with caution 6Note E: Use with caution 7.8 6.8 5.4 3.4Note E: Use with caution 3.6Note E: Use with caution 3.8Note E: Use with caution 4.6Note E: Use with caution
UniversityNote 5 5.7 x x 7.1Note E: Use with caution x 7.5 6.0 x x 3.4Note E: Use with caution 4.4Note E: Use with caution
2000  
All levels 6.9 15.1 15 8.9 11.1 8.8 5.7 5.3 5.8 5.2 6.9
Less than high schoolNote 2 17.2 40.9 32.9 23.5Note E: Use with caution 29.8 22.5 12.5 11.2Note E: Use with caution 14.1Note E: Use with caution 10.8Note E: Use with caution 16.2
High schoolNote 3 7.8 17.7 20.3 10 14.1 9.8 7.1 4.3 6.0 5.8 8.1
College or tradeNote 4 5.6 11.8 9.6Note E: Use with caution 8.2 8.7 6.7 4.5 4.4Note E: Use with caution 4.3 4.3 5.2
UniversityNote 5 4.3 x x 4.2Note E: Use with caution x 5.1 4.0 5.6Note E: Use with caution x 3.8Note E: Use with caution 4.3
1995  
All levels 10.6 21.5 19.5 14.7 12.8 12.1 9.9 8.2 9.2 8.3 9.6
Less than high schoolNote 2 21.2 41.5 36.4 26.7 24.0 23.1 21.4 15.7 20.4 14.7 16.4
High schoolNote 3 11.8 21.4 23.6 15.3 13.9 13.7 12.5 7.2 8.5 8.4 10.5
College or tradeNote 4 8.9 19.5 14.6 13.8 10.6 9.9 7.2 7 8Note E: Use with caution 8.3 9.2
UniversityNote 5 5.7 10.5Note E: Use with caution x 8.1Note E: Use with caution 7.7Note E: Use with caution 7.3 4.7 6.7Note E: Use with caution x 4.6Note E: Use with caution 5.1Note E: Use with caution
E use with caution
x  suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Canada are derived using LFS results from the provinces; the territories are excluded. LFS revised the weights used for the Aboriginal population data which has resulted in the revision of several previously published estimates.
2. Includes no education or education below high school graduation.
3. Includes high school graduation or some postsecondary education (not completed).
4. Includes trade certificate or diploma from a vocational school or apprenticeship training; non-university certificate or diploma from a community college, CEGEP, school of nursing and similar programs at this level; and university certificate below bachelor's level.
5. Includes bachelor's degree and university degree or certificate above bachelor's degree.
Notes: The unemployment rate is based on a monthly average from January to December.
As of January 2011, Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates reflect population counts based on the 2006 Census, as well as updates to industry, occupation and geography classification systems. LFS data for 1996 through 2010 have been revised based on these modifications. For more information, please see Improvements to the Labour Force Survey (LFS): The 2011 Revisions of the Labour Force Survey (LFS), Statistics Canada Catalogue no.71F0031X, published January 28, 2011.
Caution should be exercised in interpreting the provincial/territorial ratios and differences in ratios between provinces/territories and over time, as small estimates may present fairly high sampling variability. Estimates for small geographic areas, for small age-groups or for cross-classified variables will be associated with larger variability.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.
Updated May 1, 2012.