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, the youth unemployment rate in Nova Scotia was 14.9 per cent compared to 13.1 percent nationally. This was down from a rate of 18.6 per cent in Nova Scotia in 2012. This represents a significant narrowing of the gap from 4.2 percentage points in 2012 to 1.8 points in 2016.

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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