My so-called plans
Date published : November 17, 2009 - Toronto, Ontario
• The jobless rate for Canadians between 15 to 24 has risen more sharply than for any other age group. The unemployment rate for this group is now 16.3% - up from 11.6 % in 2008.
• Almost 20% of all students seeking summer jobs in 2009 could not find work.
• Canadians working for minimum wage suffered the worst job losses between October 2008 and October 2009: their jobless rate rose by 24.8%. The majority of people in this category are between 15 and 24.
• The number of employees who earned $40 or more an hour actually increased during this same period.
• Not a single province in Canada pays a minimum wage that permits a full-time worker to live above the poverty line.
Vital Signs 2009, Community Foundations of Canada
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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- Not a single province in Canada
- pays a minimum wage that permits
- a fulltime worker to live above the poverty line.