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Montrealers Under 25 Lost Way More Jobs Than Any Other Group Since The Pandemic Hit

Young Canadians were hit the hardest when it came to losing jobs in 2020.
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Montrealers Under 25 Lost Way More Jobs Than Any Other Group Since The Pandemic Hit

It's no secret that the pandemic has led to many job losses in Montreal — and basically everywhere else in the world.

But a new study from the Government of Canada shows just how many Montrealers, how old they are and how our stats compare to other cities across the country.

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According to the data, the most job losses were experienced among Montrealers aged 15-24 with a decrease of 4.8%, followed by Montrealers aged 25-44 with a decrease of 1.7%.

Interestingly, Montreal did have the highest increase among all six cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa) for a single cohort with an increase of 5.3% in jobs for those aged 45-64. 

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Edmonton experienced the greatest single cohort decrease among employees aged 15-24 with a decrease of 24.1%.

The only other cohorts to increase were those aged 25-44 in Calgary by 1.7%, those aged 45-64 in Edmonton by 2.3%, and those aged 45-64 in Toronto by 1.9%.

Overall, Montreal experienced the least amount of job loss with a total decrease of 0.4%.

By comparison, on average, Calgary lost 1.8%, Toronto lost 2.2%, Vancouver lost 4.8%, Edmonton lost 6.9%, and Ottawa lost 8.9%.

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