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Statistics Canada job numbers released today show that job creation isn’t keeping up with labour...

Posted: 6 May 2016
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The Canadian Labour Congress says it is looking to the March 22 federal budget for urgent government action, after months of disappointing job growth.

Posted: 11 March 2016
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Canada’s largest labour organization says today’s job numbers from Statistics Canada highlight the...

Posted: 5 February 2016
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Statistics Canada’s most recent Labour Force Survey results are cause for concern, as they demonstrate a continuing, precarious economic situation.

Posted: 4 December 2015
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Statistics Canada’s job numbers for September point to the urgent need for a new government that will prioritize support for industry.

Posted: 9 October 2015
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Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today show underwhelming employment growth and a stagnant labour market, signaling once again the need for a new government with a new direction.

Posted: 4 September 2015
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Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today show youth unemployment and self-employment are on the rise while overall job growth continues to stagnate.

Posted: 7 August 2015
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Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today are consistent with recent speculation around whether Canada’s economy has fallen into a recession.

Job creation has slowed; 66,000 jobs were...

Posted: 10 July 2015
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May’s job numbers show little promise that Canada’s epidemic of inadequate job growth and predominantly precarious employment will change without a change in direction.

Posted: 5 June 2015
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April’s employment numbers tell a very different story about Canada’s economy than the one delivered by Joe Oliver to Canadians when he presented the 2015 Federal Budget earlier that month.

Posted: 8 May 2015
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Today’s Labour Force Survey shows once again that the government’s claims of a full economic recovery just don’t add up, says the Canadian Labour Congress.

Posted: 6 February 2015
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CLC President Hassan Yussuff says that after yet another year of job-market under performance, disappointing economic growth, and “wait-and-see” assurances from political leaders, 2015 brings a...

Posted: 9 January 2015
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The Canadian Labour Congress says it's time to put jobs – good jobs – back on the country's political agenda. It's time for a Canada-wide conversation about jobs – the good jobs we need, the jobs...

Posted: 5 December 2014
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OTTAWA ― The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says it's clear Canada's job market remains stuck in the mud and isn't going anywhere without immediate and forceful action, pointing to the...
Posted: 5 September 2014
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OTTAWA ― While today's revised job numbers from Statistics Canada show fewer jobs were lost than those originally reported, it's the same story as far as the quality of the new jobs available to...
Posted: 15 August 2014
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OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that, despite the rosy picture painted by Conservative politicians in a new social media campaign, millions of Canadians are struggling to find full time...
Posted: 11 July 2014
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OTTAWA ― Far too many young Canadian workers are either unemployed or underemployed and governments must come up with a strategy to solve the problem – a problem that has been with us persistently...
Posted: 6 June 2014
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OTTAWA ― New Statistics Canada unemployment figures for April are grim again and show the federal government has no solutions for the country’s more than one million unemployed, says the Canadian...
Posted: 9 May 2014
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OTTAWA ― Underemployment remains Canada’s biggest labour market challenge, says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Georgetti was responding to the release by Statistics...

Posted: 4 April 2014
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OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress says that, despite the rosy picture painted by Conservative politicians, millions of Canadians cannot find full time jobs that pays decently.

CLC President Ken...

Posted: 7 February 2014
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OTTAWA ― If you had to pick two words to sum up the job market for Canadians in 2013, what would they be?

Looking at today’s release of year-end employment statistics, Ken Georgetti’s words are “...

Posted: 10 January 2014
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that unemployment remains high in post-recession Canada and that both the number and quality of new jobs leave much to be desired.

“The...

Posted: 6 December 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that too many Canadian workers are stuck in part time jobs and others have given up looking for work altogether. 

Ken Georgetti was...

Posted: 8 November 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says Ottawa should admit that seasonal unemployment is a reality in Canada and design the Employment Insurance system accordingly.

“We all...

Posted: 8 November 2013
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OTTAWA―The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that employment growth continues to lag five years after the economy began to shed jobs in the Great Recession that began in the fall of 2008...
Posted: 11 October 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that youth unemployment and the quality of jobs across the economy remain big concerns in Canada.

Posted: 6 September 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the job numbers for July are a big disappointment and he is calling on the federal government and employers to invest in both job...

Posted: 9 August 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government consistently fails to consult workers and their representatives when creating policies about jobs and training...
Posted: 7 June 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government consistently fails to consult workers and their representatives when creating policies about jobs and...

Posted: 7 June 2013
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OTTAWA ― The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal government’s labour market policy is failing young Canadian workers.

“Unemployment remains unacceptably high for younger...

Posted: 10 May 2013
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OTTAWA – The Employment Insurance program continues to fail unemployed workers, says Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti.

“We know that only 37.9% of unemployed Canadians actually...

Posted: 4 January 2013
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