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News Economy General
August 27, 2020  

US economy plunged an annualized 31.7% in Q2

Previous worst quarterly drop since record-keeping began in 1947 was a 10% annualized loss in 1958.

News Government General
August 10, 2020  

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

In regions with a higher unemployment rate, benefits will be calculated using the actual rate for that region

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 9, 2020  

Canadian unemployment rate to peak at 11% in Q2: OECD

Jobs should return as lockdowns end, but an unemployment rate of 7.7% by the end of 2021.

News Manufacturing Economy General
April 9, 2020  

1,011,000 jobs lost in March, unemployment rate up to 7.8%

2.2% increase in the national rate the worst single-month change over the last 40-plus years.

News Manufacturing Economy General
February 14, 2019  

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

US economy still healthy; workers enjoy job security.

News Government Economy
September 26, 2018  

US Fed raises rates for 3rd time this year with 1 more expected

Fed may be signalling its resolve to keep raising rates.

News Manufacturing Economy
July 6, 2018  

Economy adds 31,800 jobs in June, unemployment rate rises to 6%

Average hourly wage growth, closely watched by the Bank of Canada, remained strong last month at 3.6%.

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 8, 2018  

7,500 jobs lost in May, unemployment rate holds steady at 5.8%

Manufacturing employment was down by 18,000, virtually unchanged compared with a year ago.

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March 17, 2017  

Youth under-employment: an opportunity to fill skills gaps

Young people looking for a way out of dead-end employment represent the next generation of skilled workers.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 3, 2017  

Finland commits to basic income for unemployed residents

Two thousand randomly picked citizens will receive $587 per month over the duration of the two-year trial.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
July 18, 2016  

Strong growth to eliminate Ontario deficit in 2017: Wynne

Higher exports and household spending are driving growth, which is expected to maintain momentum over the next two years.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 7, 2016  

Canada’s job market still lags pre-recession level: OECD report

Still about two percentage points below the pre-crisis level (Q4, 2007).

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June 10, 2016  

Alberta jobs continue slide

Canada adds positions, drops unemployment rate.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
March 11, 2016  

Unemployment rate rises to 7.3% for first time in three years

Number of net full-time positions fell by 51,800 in February.

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February 29, 2016  

Alberta’s economic downturn puts pressure on groups helping those in need

Demand for food and other services is up by about 30 per cent% from last year, the Salvation Army says.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
February 24, 2016  

Staff shortages: thousands of pounds of NB lobster trashed

Despite job shortages, there are some jobs people won’t do.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
December 4, 2015  

Canada lost 35,700 jobs in November

Jobless rate inches up to 7.1%.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 14, 2015  

NB premier blames Ottawa for unemployment rate

Rate has jumped from 9.6% in May to 11% in July.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations
July 9, 2015  

EI fraud surpasses $100M, but government sees long collection times

Why the department is putting off more and more of its debt-collection efforts into the future remains unclear.

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November 18, 2014  

Report tells young job hunters the West is best

Ontario and Quebec together lost nearly 52,000 young people between 2003-2012 to jobs in Western Canada.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
November 7, 2014  

Canada adds 43,100 jobs in October, unemployment rate falls to 6.5%

Manufacturing adds 33,200 more jobs over September, industry up 2% compared to the same month last year.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
May 9, 2014  

StatsCan job numbers set for release amid scrutiny on Ottawa’s labour data

Concerns over the Labour Force Survey lie in the limitations of the figures available.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
April 22, 2014  

Ottawa must cap ‘reckless’ spending: finance minister

Unemployment and weak export prices remain a problem, but Oliver says the government won’t be opening its wallet.

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March 10, 2014  

What’s happened to job creation in Canada? It’s all about Alberta

Alberta created almost all of Canada’s new net jobs in the last year – 82,300 of the 94,700 country-wide, or 87%.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
November 8, 2013  

Unemployment rate holds steady at 6.9%, economy adds 13,200 workers

The unemployment rate stayed at its lowest level since before the 2008-09 recession, doing so without a drop in the labour force.

News General
November 7, 2013  

Canada's unemployment rate headed lower: CIBC

Absence of wage pressures means Bank of Canada will let economy run.

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September 17, 2013  

Improving global economy will support Canadian growth: RBC Economics

Economic growth will be fuelled by persistent support from low interest rates coupled with strong demand for exports.

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September 11, 2013  

Challenges just beginning for Canada’s most populous have not province

StatScan data suggests the unemployment rate for 15- to 24-year-olds has reached 16.4%, compared to Ontario’s overall rate of 7.5%.

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July 30, 2013  

Japanese manufacturing falters, jobless rate drops in June

New data highlights the fragility of the recovery in the world’s No. 3 economy.

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July 18, 2013  

EI numbers down 2.4% in May, continuing downward trend: StatsCan

Number of beneficiaries in May was down 7.4% compared with a year earlier.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
May 16, 2013  

Almost 300,000 unfilled jobs, many off them in manufacturing: CFIB

SMEs report Q1 vacancy rate steady at 2.5%, small companies struggling to fill positions.

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May 10, 2013  

Canada adds 12,500 jobs in April, unemployment rate steady at 7.2%

The biggest gains came in the factory sector, which saw a pick-up of 21,000 workers.