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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 […]
Behind the Headlines: Deconstructing the Crime Severity Index

Behind the Headlines: Deconstructing the Crime Severity Index

Mar 21, 2024 | 11:01am
 Is there any weight to the claims various municipalities alongside the City of North Battleford have made against the Crime Severity Index (CSI)? Tarah Hodgkinson, an assistant professor of criminology at Wilfried Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont. — who ran the City of North Battleford’s original public safety survey — thinks so, to a degree. […]
February inflation rate slows to 2.8% as price growth unexpectedly eases

February inflation rate slows to 2.8% as price growth unexpectedly eases

Mar 19, 2024 | 8:04am
Canada’s annual inflation rate unexpectedly fell to 2.8 per cent last month, amid sharp declines in cellular and internet services as well as slower grocery price growth. Statistics Canada released its February consumer price index report Tuesday, which shows price growth softened for a second consecutive month. Economists were widely expecting Canada’s inflation rate to have risen above January’s […]
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 […]
Canadian cattle herd at its lowest in three decades: Stats Canada

Canadian cattle herd at its lowest in three decades: Stats Canada

Feb 27, 2024 | 3:40pm
The Canadian cattle herd has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Statistics Canada reports on January 1st, there were 11.1 million cattle and calves on farms, down 2.1 percent from the previous year. That is the lowest number since 1989. Drought conditions and tight feed supplies, along with good prices, resulted […]
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 […]
Economy grew 0.2% in November, growth expected for Q4, StatsCan says

Economy grew 0.2% in November, growth expected for Q4, StatsCan says

Jan 31, 2024 | 8:45am
The Canadian economy grew 0.2 per cent in November, marking the first month of expansion in six months, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. A preliminary estimate suggests real gross domestic product increased 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter after declining 1.1 per cent in the third quarter. That would bring economic growth in 2023 to […]
Inflation holds at 3.1% in November as progress in tamping down price growth stalls. Inflation up slightly in Saskatchewan

Inflation holds at 3.1% in November as progress in tamping down price growth stalls. Inflation up slightly in Saskatchewan

Dec 19, 2023 | 10:14am
Canada’s annual inflation rate was unchanged last month, holding steady at 3.1 per cent as progress on tamping down price growth stalled. The November consumer price index report released Tuesday from Statistics Canada shows higher prices for recreation and clothing put upward pressure on inflation. Provincially, the rate of inflation in Saskatchewan climbed to 2.3 per cent from […]
Stats Canada Releases December Crop Production Estimate Report

Stats Canada Releases December Crop Production Estimate Report

Dec 4, 2023 | 2:30pm
Statistics Canada boosted 2023 canola and wheat production estimates as crops finished better than expected in part of the Prairies. Crop estimates usually tend to increase in the annual December report, but the numbers for wheat surpassed industry expectations. Timely late summer rains helped revive some crops. StatsCan estimated all-wheat production at 32 million metric […]