. Youth job prospects face ‘long-term scarring’ from pandemic, says employment minister « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBC – Canadians graduating from high school or entering the job market now are at risk of long-term damage to their job prospects because of the pandemic, says Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough.

Qualtrough told CBC News in an interview for The House airing today that, in past crises that affected the job market, it was younger Canadians just getting their working lives started who suffered “long-term scarring.”

At 16.1 per cent in April, the youth unemployment rate in Canada is double the overall national rate, according to Statistics Canada data.

Read more at CBC News.

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