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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.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
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).

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General Operations Production
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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production
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.