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Canada’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.1% in March as job growth comes to a halt

Canada’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.1% in March as job growth comes to a halt

Apr 5, 2024 | 7:35am
Canada’s unemployment rate jumped to 6.1 per cent in March as more people looked for work, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The figure is up from 5.8 per cent in February and marks the largest increase in the unemployment rate since summer 2022. The federal agency’s labour force survey shows employment was little changed last month, […]
Statistics Canada says population growth rate in 2023 was highest since 1957

Statistics Canada says population growth rate in 2023 was highest since 1957

Mar 27, 2024 | 7:55am
Statistics Canada says the country posted its highest annual population growth rate in more than six decades last year. The agency says the population grew 3.2 per cent, its fastest pace since 1957 when it grew 3.3 per cent. The increase brought the population to 40,769,890on Jan. 1, 2024. The total was up by 1,271,872 […]
Takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union: Combative attacks on a foe with no name

Takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union: Combative attacks on a foe with no name

Mar 8, 2024 | 8:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State of the Union address is one of the durable set pieces of the presidency, a forum that almost always favors the speaker in a one-way conversation with millions of Americans. Most of the speeches are instantly dissected, and almost as quickly forgotten. But this is a most unusual year, with President Joe Biden needing to make the case not simply that his policies warrant a a second term, but that he has the personal […]
Economy adds 41,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate rises to 5.8%

Economy adds 41,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate rises to 5.8%

Mar 8, 2024 | 8:29am
The Canadian economy added 41,000 jobs in February as employment gains continue to lag strong population growth in the country. The federal agency’s labour force survey released Friday says the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.8 per cent last month. Job gains were spread across several industries in the services-producing sector, with the strongest employment growth in […]
Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in January, first decline since December 2022

Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in January, first decline since December 2022

Feb 9, 2024 | 8:10am
Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent last month, marking the first decline since December 2022, Statistics Canada reported on Friday. The agency’s labour force survey said the economy added 37,000 jobs in January after several months of relatively no change in employment. Canada’s labour market cooled significantly last year as high interest rates […]
Canada adds just 100 jobs in December as unemployment rate holds steady at 5.8%

Canada adds just 100 jobs in December as unemployment rate holds steady at 5.8%

Jan 5, 2024 | 11:32am
Job growth stalled in December as the total number of jobs in Canada was virtually unchanged for the month and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 per cent for the final month of the year. Statistics Canada said Friday in its monthly labour force survey that the economy added a total of 100 jobs […]
Unemployment rate rises to 5.8% in November as job market continues to cave

Unemployment rate rises to 5.8% in November as job market continues to cave

Dec 1, 2023 | 11:32am
Canada’s unemployment rate ticked up to 5.8 per cent last month, as high interest rates weigh on job creation at a time when the country’s population is growing rapidly. Statistics Canada released its November labour force survey Friday, showing the economy added a modest 25,000 jobs, slightly surpassing forecasters’ expectations. Manufacturing and construction saw the […]
Canada’s jobless rate rises to 5.7% in October as economy sees modest 18,000 job gain

Canada’s jobless rate rises to 5.7% in October as economy sees modest 18,000 job gain

Nov 3, 2023 | 7:22am
Canada’s unemployment rate rose to 5.7 per cent last month as job opportunities became less plentiful in an economy weighed down by high interest rates. Statistics Canada released its October labour force survey Friday, which showed the economy added a modest 18,000 jobs. The gain was not enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising […]
Economy adds 64K jobs in September, unemployment rate holds steady at 5.5%

Economy adds 64K jobs in September, unemployment rate holds steady at 5.5%

Oct 6, 2023 | 10:10am
The Canadian economy added more jobs than expected last month, but with the gains driven by a seasonal spike in education employment and an increase in part-time work, economists say the job market is weaker than it looks. Statistics Canada released its September labour force survey Friday morning, which shows employment rose by 64,000 jobs. The unemployment rate continued […]

Canadian unemployment rate rose to 5.4% in June as economy added 60,000 jobs

Jul 7, 2023 | 6:56am

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.4 per cent in June. That’s up from 5.2 per cent in May and the highest it’s been in over a year. It also marked the second month in a row the unemployment rate has risen. The federal agency says the increase came as the economy […]