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November 15, 2019
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CLC’s 2019 Q3 Labour Market Snapshot shows need for national child care strategy

OTTAWA – Recently released Statistics Canada data shows that women identify child care and family responsibilities as their main barrier to full-time employment, concludes a recent Labour Force Survey analysis by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Part-time jobs in Canada are typically low-wage with no benefits. The gap between part-time and full-time wage earners currently sits at approximately $9 per…
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July 17, 2019

Labour Market Snapshot – Q2 2019

In the CLC’s latest Labour Market Snapshot, analysis shows that Canada’s strong job numbers mask the reality of struggling young workers.   While unemployment rates continue to fall overall, many Canadians aged 15-29 are staying in school or giving up looking for work altogether. In particular, the number of people aged 25 to 29 who are not in employment, education,…
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May 31, 2019

Labour Market Snapshot – Q1 2019: Behind the headlines

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…
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March 21, 2019

Jobs, Economy and Environment

Canadian workers are building the economy, but many working families cannot make ends meet. The labour movement works to change this, advocating for a range of policies. Unions bargain for better wages and benefits, helping workers and their families and creating a more just, prosperous and equitable society.
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May 6, 2016

Job numbers: Job creation not keeping up with labour force growth

Statistics Canada job numbers released today show that job creation isn’t keeping up with labour force growth — over the past year, the number of workers in the labour force grew by 212,200 but the economy only created 144,000 jobs. The numbers show that the problem isn’t just in the energy sector. Canada has lost 22,800 jobs in the natural…
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March 11, 2016

Upcoming federal budget is an opportunity to act on disappointing job numbers

The Canadian Labour Congress says it is looking to the March 22 federal budget for urgent government action, after months of disappointing job growth. The latest numbers, released today by Statistics Canada, show that the Canadian labour market continued to sputter in February. The unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent, the highest it has been for approaching three years. The number…
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February 5, 2016

Job numbers highlight need for urgent EI reform

Canada’s largest labour organization says today’s job numbers from Statistics Canada highlight the need for the kind of economic stimulus that urgently needed Employment Insurance (EI) reforms would produce now. The job market was stagnant in January and unemployment rose to 7.2 percent. In Alberta, unemployment rose to 7.4 percent, the first time it has been above the national average…
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December 4, 2015

November job numbers show Canada’s economic situation remains precarious

Statistics Canada’s most recent Labour Force Survey results are cause for concern, as they demonstrate a continuing, precarious economic situation. Employment fell by 36,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate rose to 7.1 per cent. Nova Scotia and Manitoba saw massive increases in unemployment. Saskatchewan was the only province to see any job gains this month. “Looking at these…
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October 9, 2015

September job numbers show we need a government that will keep the good jobs at home

Statistics Canada’s job numbers for September point to the urgent need for a new government that will prioritize support for industry. September saw a loss of 62,000 full-time jobs in September—the worst drop in full-time employment since October 2011. The net job gain of an unimpressive 12,100 jobs came from 74,000 new part-time jobs, continuing the troubling trend that has…
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September 4, 2015

August job numbers: Employment growth missing in action

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. August saw the unemployment rate up from 6.8 to 7.0 percent, back to where it was a year ago. Over the last three months, employment growth has averaged just 4,000 jobs per month,…
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