High youth unemployment, climbing obesity rates, and a population in debt- the new Canadian Vital Signs Report

October 4, 2011

The new Vital Signs report is out and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Although Canada’s youth unemployment hasn’t reached the same crisis levels as some European countries, it is still high at 16%. The NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) phenomena could potentially manifest serious social unrest and economic problems if not addressed quickly. The same report shows that obesity rates are climbing due to increased sedentary jobs, and time shortages. The report also shows that consumer debt is on the rise, likely a result of the huge layoffs that have taken place during the recession. Find out more at Vital Signs.