Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three that we found interesting this week:
Following strong growth in 2017, employment continued to increase in 2018 and the unemployment rate continued to fall, reaching record-low levels by October. The long-term trend of increasing labour force participation for people aged 55 and older was tempered by a decline among men in this age group in 2018. Employment growth was concentrated among immigrants.
Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Preparing Students for the Workforce (Provincial and national student associations/alliances)
This publication features student perspectives on several issues in post-secondary education, including employability, skills development and experiential learning opportunities. It draws upon students’ experiences on campus and emphasizes the importance of collective action to ensure post-secondary students have a strong foundation to succeed.
Many laws and regulations continue to prevent women from entering the workforce or starting a business, discrimination that can have lasting effects on women’s economic inclusion and labour force participation. Economies that failed to implement reforms toward gender equality over the past 10 years, for example, saw a smaller increase in the percentage of women working overall and in the percentage of women working relative to men.
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