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Number of youth, aged 15-24, who will be unemployed globally this year. That's 6% more than in 2007. The global youth unemployment rate is 12.7%. (Source )
The 2011 youth unemployment rate in Spain, up from 18.2% in 2007. (Source )
Canada's youth unemployment rate in April; nearly twice as high as the 7.3% rate for the overall labour market. (Source )
Percentage of Canadian youth, ages 15-24, who fell into Statistics Canada's broader category of unemployed, including discouraged, waiting or involuntarily part-time workers in April. (Source  -- click add/remove, click ages 15-24, see category R8)
Number of unemployed Canadian workers for every reported job vacancy. (Source )
Percentage of unemployed Canadians who are actually eligible for Employment Insurance. (Source )
Pay cut the federal government expects Canadians to accept if they've been on Employment Insurance for 7-18 weeks (7 for "frequent" claimants, 18 for "occasional") and are offered a lower paying job than the one they had before. (Source )
Estimated number of full-time federal public sector job cuts by 2015, following three rounds of cutting. (Source )
Number of total jobs the Parliamentary Budget Office estimates will be lost in Canada by 2014-15 as a result of federal and provincial government cutbacks. (Source )
Number of Ontario public (65,000) and private (40,000) sector jobs the Centre for Spatial Economics estimates will be lost in 2015 due to provincial government cutbacks. (Source )
Number of days Quebec students took to the streets by the hundreds of thousands to protest austerity budget proposals that include raising tuition by 75% over several years. It has culminated in a controversial emergency law limiting public protest and a youth movement dubbed Printemps érable. (Source , source  and source )
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative's Trish Hennessy  has long been a fan of Harper Magazine's one-page list of eye-popping statistics, Harper's Index. Instead of wishing for a Canadian version to magically appear, she's created her own index -- a monthly listing of numbers about Canada and its place in the world. Hennessy's Index -- A number is never just a number -- comes out at the beginning of each month.