Goal 9

Youth Employment

Nova Scotia’s youth unemployment rate will be at, or better than, the national rate in that year.

Updated:

Youth Employment

Current situation

In 2016, Nova Scotia’s youth unemployment rate was 14.9 per cent, compared to the national rate of 13.1 per cent. This is down from a rate of 18.6 per cent in Nova Scotia in 2012. This shows the gap is narrowing significantly, to 1.8 percentage points in 2016 from 4.2 percentage points in 2012. We are on track to achieve this target.

yearcans
197612.416.3
197713.816.8
19781417.4
197912.718
198012.816.3
198112.816.7
198218.221.7
198319.221.8
198417.420.9
198515.821.4
198614.720.5
198713.218.3
198811.515.6
198910.915
199012.315.5
199115.819.5
199217.220.2
199317.221.5
199415.922.1
199514.819
199615.417.7
199716.320.6
199815.119
199914.118.2
200012.715.8
200112.917.6
200213.617.9
200313.615.7
200413.415.1
200512.415
200611.713.8
200711.213
200811.613.5
200915.417.6
201014.916.3
201114.316.7
201214.418.6
201313.718.3
201413.517.8
201513.215.3
201613.114.9

What this means

This indicator measures the percentage of people between the ages of 15 and 24 looking for work and unable to find employment. The declining rate means that a greater share of people in that age group looking for work could find it.

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