Labour market snapshot: Behind the headlines

May 31, 2019

How is Canada’s economy really doing? 

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) provides a detailed quarterly analysis of select labour market indicators and what it means for Canada’s workers.

In our spring snapshot, the CLC discovers that while job growth in Canada is strong, garnering laudatory headlines, there is a hidden story.

While the unemployment rate hovered near 40-year lows, the overall percentage of employed Canadians continued to trend below levels seen before the global financial crisis of 2008. The ensuing recession led many Canadians – particularly women and youth – to leave or delay their entry into the labour market. These dynamics continue to affect the labour market today.

To learn more, download the spring 2019 snapshot here.

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