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4 reports that caught our attention the week of May 19, 2024

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CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are several reports that we found interesting this week.

2024 Work Trend Index Annual Report (Microsoft and LinkedIn)

Microsoft and LinkedIn looked at how AI will reshape work and the labour market broadly, surveying 31,000 people across 31 countries, identifying labor and hiring trends from LinkedIn, and analyzing trillions of Microsoft 365 productivity signals as well as research with Fortune 500 customers.

Work in progress: Women in Canada’s changing post-pandemic labour market (CCPA)

At the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, women were working 27% fewer hours, in the aggregate, than in February 2020. This report examines what’s happened to women in the workforce since. It finds mixed reviews: many women in higher-paying jobs are now doing better than before the pandemic, but women in low-paying jobs are still having a rough time.

Labour Force Survey, April 2024 (Statistics Canada)

Employment increased by 90,000 (+0.4%) in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.1%. The employment rate held steady at 61.4%, following six consecutive monthly declines.

The Great Potential: Global Workforce of the Future (LHH)

While global uncertainty is causing workers to stay put in the short-term, it’s clear that the majority are still eager for new opportunities and are prepared to change jobs to make the most of their potential. A significant ‘passive talent pool’ in need of a nudge has emerged. Now is the time for companies to invest in their talent, or risk falling behind.

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Lindsay Purchase is the Editor of CERIC’s CareerWise website and CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Food Security certificate program.
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Lindsay Purchase is the Editor of CERIC’s CareerWise website and CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Food Security certificate program.
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