US economy still healthy; workers enjoy job security.
Fed may be signalling its resolve to keep raising rates.
Average hourly wage growth, closely watched by the Bank of Canada, remained strong last month at 3.6%.
Manufacturing employment was down by 18,000, virtually unchanged compared with a year ago.
Young people looking for a way out of dead-end employment represent the next generation of skilled workers.
Two thousand randomly picked citizens will receive $587 per month over the duration of the two-year trial.
Higher exports and household spending are driving growth, which is expected to maintain momentum over the next two years.
Still about two percentage points below the pre-crisis level (Q4, 2007).
Canada adds positions, drops unemployment rate.
Number of net full-time positions fell by 51,800 in February.
Demand for food and other services is up by about 30 per cent% from last year, the Salvation Army says.
Despite job shortages, there are some jobs people won’t do.
Jobless rate inches up to 7.1%.
Rate has jumped from 9.6% in May to 11% in July.
Why the department is putting off more and more of its debt-collection efforts into the future remains unclear.