- 23 per cent of unemployed Ontarians have been out of work for 27 weeks or more.
- 32 per cent of those working part-time would prefer full-time work.
- 28 per cent of Ontario’s unemployed receive EI.
Ontario’s labour dysfunction is more than a recessionary ripple effect, a new paper finds: It’s been more than a decade in the making.
If you’re working, you’re more likely to be underemployed; if you’re unemployed, your chances of being unemployed for a long time have grown even as the percentage of jobless people covered by EI shrinks.
‘It’s been a slow-moving train’
“It’s been a slow-moving train that’s been coming for some time,” she said.
Many of the trends she found date back to the turn of…
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