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May 31, 2019
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Labour market snapshot: 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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August 7, 2015
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Rising youth unemployment demonstrates again that it’s time for change.

Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today show youth unemployment and self-employment are on the rise while overall job growth continues to stagnate. Youth unemployment rose from June’s 12.9 per cent to 13.2 per cent in July, with 29,000 fewer young workers in full time jobs. “It’s time for change,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff. “We need a new government…
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July 10, 2015
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Weak private sector job numbers back speculation around economic recession

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 created in the first quarter of 2015, only 33,000 were created in the second quarter. The numbers also show there was a small market correction to the over abundance of part-time, precarious…
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