State of the labour Market

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Unemployment rate drops to lowest level for the modern LFS

State of the labour Market

November Labour Force Survey: A Sigh of Relief, at Least for Today

Unemployment rate drops to lowest level for the modern LFS
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Canadian labour market trackers can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for today. The November Labour Force Survey posted the largest monthly jump in jobs on record, edging out its previous best in March 2012.  


State of the labour Market

November Labour Force Survey Preview: Natural Resource Jobs Stall as Oil Price Gap Grows

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Resource extraction jobs fell less in Canada than in the US after 2014, but Canada’s rebound has stalled as the oil price gap has widened


Regional, State of the labour Market

Bilingual Jobs Across Canada: What Roles Most Often Require French and English?

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Bilingualism opens doors to jobs requiring social skills in French Canada


State of the labour Market

October Labour Force Survey: A Sleepy October After A Wild Summer

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The unemployment rate ticked down as fewer youth were looking for work.


State of the labour Market

October Labour Force Survey Preview: Despite Fewer Unemployed, Jobless Spells Remain Long

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Average duration of joblessness is high compared with the low unemployment rate.


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