Unemployed Canadians, by province

Unemployed Canadians, by province

July 8, 2012

The data expressed can over – and under- count the percentage of the unemployed receiving support. Some El beneficiaries are not counted as unemployed (e.g. those working while receiving El). As a result, more than 100 percent of the unemployed can appear to be receiving benefits. Source

Employment Situation in Perspective

Employment Situation in Perspective

May 28, 2012

By any measure, the unemployment rate is on the rise. But exactly how bad is the problem and what are the implications for the broader economy? To put things in perspective, we need to consider how the unemployment rate is calculated, who is considered employed and who isn’t. Many claim the official rate is flawed […]

Young, Unemployed and Optimistic

Young, Unemployed and Optimistic

May 11, 2012

As an American university student, the thought of graduating and applying for jobs both excites and terrifies me. Although many of my friends have been hit hard by the economic whiplash of the past few years, some are also taking advantage of opportunities in volunteer work, travel, graduate school and start-up businesses. Source