Well, University of Ottawa economics professor and Broadbent Institute policy fellow Miles Corak has crunched the numbers since 2005, and the trend lines aren't pretty.
Here's a snapshot of what Corak found:
- The employment rate, representing persons in employment as a percentage of the working age population, is as low today as it was at the lowest point of the recession 5 years ago.
- Youth employment hasn't budged since it bottomed out during the recession 5 years ago.
- The 25-54 age set has seen employment decline for the last year.
- Men have seen employment stagnate for the last 3 years.
- The rate of employment among women has been in free fall since November 2013.
Corak charted what this looks like:
1. Overall employment rate
2. Youth employment rate
3. Working age employment rate
4. Male employment rate
5. Female employment rate