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Statistics Canada reports that more than one million Canadians lost their job in the first month of the coronavirus pandemic, but the official figures don’t reflect the true impact on workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Official unemployment numbers don’t show the true crisis for workers affected by coronavirus

The difficulty governments have had in meeting the needs of Canadian workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis has exposed holes in our social safety net and the inadequacy of existing labour laws.
Students in the electrical program at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden, Connecticut practice their skills. Connecticut Technical Education and Career System

For male students, technical education in high school boosts earnings after graduation

Students who get admitted to Connecticut's career and technical education high schools are more likely to graduate and earn significantly more than peers who barely missed the cut.
Giving young people financial skills can lead to much better education and job outcomes. Shutterstock

How giving young people basic financial skills helps them find jobs

Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
The future for young workers is looking less secure, with casual work taking hold. shutterstock.com

Is job insecurity becoming the norm for young people?

In recent years, job insecurity among young people has risen to unsettling proportions. Last year, The Economist reported that as many as 290 million 15-24 year olds were not participating in the labour…

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