Canada gained nearly 250,000 more jobs in August

The Canadian economy saw another month of solid job growth in August. Statistics Canada is reporting that the country added 246,000 jobs last month, the fourth-straight month of employment increases. These job gains brought the national unemployment rate down to 10.2 per cent, a 0.7 per cent drop from the 10.9 per seen last month….

By the numbers: Canada gained over 400,000 new jobs in July

The Canadian job market continues to rebound from the crash it took in the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Statistics Canada is reporting that the economy added another 419,000 jobs in July. This follows from the nearly one million jobs gained a month earlier, in June. This brings the national unemployment rate down to 10.9…

Canadian economy adds nearly 1,000,000 new jobs in June

Statistics Canada has just released the Labour Force Survey for June this morning, and the Canadian economy is showing solid signs of recovery. Nearly one million more people were working in this country in June than in May. Stats Can says that 953,000 jobs were gained last month, an almost even split of full-time and…

Stats Can: More than a million jobs lost in Canada in March

Statistics Canada has just released the latest Labour Force Survey giving the state of employment across the country right now. Needless to say, the numbers aren’t good. That was expected. Over one million people lost their jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate climbed from 5.6 per cent up to 7.8 per cent. This…

By the numbers: Where the jobs are in Canada right now

The Canadian economy added 30,000 more jobs in February. Those are the latest numbers from Statistics Canada in this morning’s Labour Force Survey. Those new opportunities weren’t enough to make a serious dent in overall employment nation wide. In fact, the national unemployment rate ticked up to 5.6 per cent as more people entered the…

Canadian economy surprises experts with double the expected job creation

Statistics Canada released the Labour Force Survey for January this morning, and it’s a good news report. The country’s economy added 34,500 jobs last month, bringing the national unemployment rate down to the near record low of 5.5 per cent. The lowest it has been in the over forty years Stats Can has been collecting…

Canada added 35,000 new jobs in December, 320,000 over 2019

Good news for job seekers. The Canadian economy had a much better month for job creation in December than we saw in November, ending the year on a high note. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 per cent last month with the addition of 35,000 full-time jobs, according to Statistics Canada. In December, employment increased…

Canadian economy shatters expectations with over 50,000 new jobs created

The Canadian economy created 54,000 jobs in September, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent. Those are the findings from Statistics Canada in the newly released latest Labour Force Survey, the monthly snapshot of the country’s job market. These gains come as a surprise to most economists, as predictions had been for…