Employment

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto on January 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Economy adds 303,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate falls: Statistics Canada

Figure released this morning outpaced the 259,000 gain seen in February

 

FILE – The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

As Liberals consider EI update, gig workers hope to qualify for social safety net

The April 19 budget could signal where the government is heading

 

(The Canadian Press)

Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

National unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July, down from the 12.3 per cent recorded in June

 

Statistics Canada has reported that the economy added 289,600 jobs in May, in a June 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Statistics Canada has reported that the economy added 289,600 jobs in May, in a June 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government has introduced COVID-19 benefit programs, in an April 1, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The federal government has introduced COVID-19 benefit programs, in an April 1, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Finance Minister Travis Toews (The Canadian Press)

Opening proposal: Alberta wants 24,000 government staff to take pay cut

The 24,000 employees also include administration and support staff as well as conservation workers

Finance Minister Travis Toews (The Canadian Press)
January’s increase in jobs came as the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 per cent compared with 5.6 per cent in December(The Canadian Press file photo)

Statistics Canada says economy added 34,500 jobs in January, unemployment down

Economists on average had expected an increase of 15,000 jobs for January

January’s increase in jobs came as the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 per cent compared with 5.6 per cent in December(The Canadian Press file photo)