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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, […]
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 […]
Saskatchewan auditor reports longer waits for neurosurgeries; more homelessness

Saskatchewan auditor reports longer waits for neurosurgeries; more homelessness

Dec 6, 2023 | 2:12pm
Saskatchewan’s auditor says wait times for people to receive spine and brain surgeries have spiked.  In her report released today, Tara Clemett says 722 people have been waiting for a neurosurgeon, and about one third of them have been waiting for more than a year.  She says the wait list for spine surgery in Regina […]
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 […]
Manitoba’s 43rd provincial general election will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd

Manitoba’s 43rd provincial general election will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd

Sep 5, 2023 | 10:21am
Manitoba’s 43rd provincial general election has been called today and will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Advance voting runs for eight days, from Saturday, September 23 until Saturday, September 30. VOTER INFORMATION: www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Voting/MyVotingInfo Who Can Vote?To be eligible to vote, an individual must: be a Canadian citizen,be at least 18 years old on […]