Canada adds most jobs since 2012; unemployment rate unchanged

Oct/13 By

Canada’s economy in September, blowing past expectations for meagre employment growth. But the gains were mostly due to a surge in part-time work and self-employment, and the jobless rate remained

U.S. jobless claims fall, point to labour market strength

Oct/13 By

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to near a 43-year low, an indication of firmness in the labour market which may support an interest

EI claims surge in July on changes for areas hit by oil slump

Oct/13 By

The number of Canadians receiving unemployment payments jumped in July after Ottawa extended benefits for regions suffering from the oil downturn. The resource-dependent provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and

Overqualified workers often lacking in basic reading, writing skills: study

Sep/15 By

One in eight Canadian workers with a university degree is working in a job that requires no more than a high school education, but often has weak skills in reading,

Canadian hiring rebounds but ‘economic lethargy’ still a concern

Sep/11 By

Canada’s labour market bounced back in August with , thanks to a surge in public sector hiring and new positions in Quebec. But, despite the gains, the country’s jobs market

Canada job vacancy rate declines in first quarter

Aug/11 By

The Canadian job vacancy rate declined in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the year before, with the largest decreases coming from the oil-hit provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan,

U.S. labour market firming; inflation remains benign

Aug/11 By

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to sustained labour market strength in early August that could help spur faster economic growth. Other data on

U.S. productivity falls for third consecutive quarter

Aug/9 By

U.S. nonfarm productivity unexpectedly fell in the second quarter, pointing to sustained weakness that could raise concerns about corporate profits and companies’ ability to maintain their recent robust pace of

Canada’s sluggish pace of job creation

Aug/8 By

So far this year, the Canadian economy is creating jobs at the slowest pace since the Great Recession. The labour market is averaging a net gain of fewer than 2,000

Universities not providing the graduates we need, executives say

Aug/8 By

Business executives are giving a weak rating to Canada’s universities, with many saying they aren’t providing them with the types of graduates they need. A new poll of 823 business

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