Goal 9

Youth Employment

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

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Youth Employment

Current situation

In 2017, the youth unemployment rate in Nova Scotia was 16.8 per cent compared to 11.6 percent nationally. This was down from a rate of 18.6 per cent in Nova Scotia in 2012. However, the Nova Scotian and Canadian rates moved in opposite directions this year, widening the gap to 5.2 points in 2017. The gap between Nova Scotian and Canadian rates had been narrowing in recent years, therefore time will tell whether this represents a long-term divergence. Based on the current trajectory, youth employment is progressing but we are currently not on track to achieve this goal.

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
201711.616.8

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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