Statistics Canada has reported that employment has fallen sharply among youths between the ages of 15 to 24.
In July, there were 38,000 fewer jobs for people in this age group compared to the previous month. Since October, employment has fallen 205,000 for those between 15 and 24 years old.
The youth unemployment rate is 16.2 percent across the country, up from 15.9 percent in June.
The national unemployment rate for all workers is 8.6 percent. B.C.'s unemployment rate for all workers is 7.8 percent, which was an improvement over the 8.1 percent recorded in June.
Meanwhile, employment fell significantly in July for women between the ages of 25 and 54, according to Statistics Canada. There were 23,000 fewer jobs for this group across the country compared with the previous month.
However, employment has risen for workers 55 and over—with 90,000 more people working in July than was the case last October.