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.
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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- Advancing Apprenticeship Training
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- Job network launched on the Northside
- NextGen working on strategy to keep youth in Cape Breton
- Youth programs give teens a taste of construction
- Beer and business for the people
- Finding job as apprentice tough task
- Youth seen as key to future of N.S.
- Annapolis Valley employment growing faster than Halifax
- Cape Breton YMCA program will help 50 young people get jobs
- #HireMeHalifax Helps ClearPicture Land Newest Employee
- Province to hire 150 students this summer
- N.S. plan offers jobs for youth
- NowNS: Saint Mary’s MTEI program puts young adult skills to work
- NowNS: Youth retention is our best opportunity for long-term economic, population growth
- Task force aims to put youth to work in Nova Scotia
- Nova Scotia Works employment services network unveiled by province
- Openings available in youth employment program
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