Today our project, Shift, on demographic change is tracking young people in search of work. There are 200,000 fewer young people on the job than there were at this time two years ago. We take a look inside youth unemployment.
There are lots of ways to measure unemployment, but one statistics stands out: There are 200,000 fewer young people … that is, those aged 15 to 24 … 200,000 fewer of them working today than there were two years ago.
With the university year wrapped up and the high school year ending and a new group of young people marching towards the job market, our project Shift on demographic change is looking to see where they fit in.
The CBC’s Neil Sandell went to something called the National Job Fair and Training Expo in Toronto where he met young people anxious to start careers. His documentary is called The Young and The Jobless.