Labour market pessimism

“Young Canadians are significantly more optimistic than pessimistic about the job market and, by a two-to-one margin, believe their generation will enjoy a standard of living higher than that of their parents, according to a new Abacus Data survey of Canadians aged 18 to 35.

Close to half (45%) of young Canadians say they are optimistic about the job market for people such as themselves, compared with 20% who are pessimistic. However, opinions on the job market itself are mixed. Asked to describe employment opportunities for people like them who may be looking for work in the area where they live, 48% said they were excellent or good, while 51% said the situation is poor or very poor. Those living in the Prairies and Quebec were more positive about the job market than those in BC, Ontario or Atlantic Canada.”

See the full story here: Young Canadians are more optimistic than pessimistic about labour market, says a recent survey

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