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.
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
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.
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.
US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000
US economy still healthy; workers enjoy job security.
US Fed raises rates for 3rd time this year with 1 more expected
Fed may be signalling its resolve to keep raising rates.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canada’s job market still lags pre-recession level: OECD report
Still about two percentage points below the pre-crisis level (Q4, 2007).
Alberta jobs continue slide
Canada adds positions, drops unemployment rate.
Unemployment rate rises to 7.3% for first time in three years
Number of net full-time positions fell by 51,800 in February.
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.
Staff shortages: thousands of pounds of NB lobster trashed
Despite job shortages, there are some jobs people won’t do.
Canada lost 35,700 jobs in November
Jobless rate inches up to 7.1%.
NB premier blames Ottawa for unemployment rate
Rate has jumped from 9.6% in May to 11% in July.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Canada's unemployment rate headed lower: CIBC
Absence of wage pressures means Bank of Canada will let economy run.
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.
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%.
Japanese manufacturing falters, jobless rate drops in June
New data highlights the fragility of the recovery in the world’s No. 3 economy.
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.
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.
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.