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.