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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.