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A job board at Youth Employment Services in Toronto.
A job board at Youth Employment Services in Toronto.
(KEVIN VAN PAASSEN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

ANDREW JACKSON

Canada needs an action plan to fight long-term youth unemployment

Young people lag behind in Canada’s economic recovery, with rates of unemployment and underemployment still significantly above pre-recession levels. The danger is that this will have a permanent scarring effect on many youth, with long-term negative implications for both our economy and our society.