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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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June 5, 2015
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May job numbers: Canada must change course to fight unemployment and fuel the economy

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. Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey says May saw the creation of 59,000 jobs, but almost half were part-time. Compared to last month, temporary employment increased twice as fast as permanent employment. “We aren’t seeing a meaningful…
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May 8, 2015
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The jobs market is still stuck in the ditch

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. The jobs market is still stuck in the ditch. Youth unemployment jumped to 13.6% last month, with the underemployment rate for young workers elevated to 29%. Compared to just a…
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February 6, 2015
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Where is Canada’s economic recovery? Not in today’s job numbers.

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. “Too many jobs are missing,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff. “The government says it has created 1.2 million jobs, but the reality is that a smaller proportion of Canadians are working today than before the…
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January 9, 2015
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The new year offers a new opportunity for a Canadian job recovery strategy that works

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 new opportunity to make a fresh start in the Canadian labour market. “The federal government has the opportunity right now to invest in a better future for all Canadians. Ottawa’s single-minded obsession with austerity…
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December 5, 2014
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We need to talk…about jobs

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 we can save and how to move our economy forward. “Laissez-faire isn’t working,” says CLC President Hassan Yussuff. “Month after month we see the…
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September 5, 2014
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When will good jobs become the priority? Canada’s job market sheds a record 112,000 private-sector jobs

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 loss of 112,000 private-sector jobs last month that resulted in an overall drop of 97,800 in the number of Canadian employees. “We have just seen the biggest loss…
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August 15, 2014
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It’s (still) time for leadership on jobs: Revised job numbers for July don’t change the story

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 Canada’s 1.35 million unemployed workers. Between June and July of this year, Canada still lost 18,000 full-time jobs. Over the past twelve months, 75% of the…
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