Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223908
Authors: 
Jones, Stephen R. G.
Lange, Fabian
Riddell, W. Craig
Warman, Casey
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13466
Abstract: 
The Canadian labour market is currently emerging from a holding pattern with unusually high numbers in temporary (or "recall") unemployment, those "employed but absent from work" for unspecified reasons, or not in the labour force while waiting to be recalled. Two encouraging signs are evident. New postings of vacancies have recovered from 50 percent to about 80 percent of their pre-crisis level. Also, data suggest that the increase in employment in May 2020 is due to some of those waiting to be recalled re-entering employment. These patterns suggest that the labour market might rebound quickly. Warning signs are that the shares of the unemployed without job attachment as well as those on recall engaged in job search are beginning to increase.
Subjects: 
COVID-19
vacancies
unemployment
employment
JEL: 
J21
J22
J23
J63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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