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StatsCan Makes Huge Correction To July Jobs Report

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The once-unimpeachable reputation of the country's national number-cruncher suffered a body blow Friday when Statistics Canada was forced to ...

Canada Runs Massive Trade Surplus

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada racked up a solid trade surplus during June as exports hit a record level due to a strong showing from the energy sector.Statistics Ca...

We're Hurting Each Other Less Than Ever

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of crimes committed was lower last year, but so was the severity of those criminal acts.The agency says the...

Minimum Wage: No Progress In 40 Years, StatsCan Says

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business

Statistics Canada says the average minimum wage in 2013 was almost identical to the 1975 minimum wage, in constant dollars.The agency says the average...

StatsCan: Show Us Your SIN

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada is asking people to provide their social insurance numbers during test runs for the 2016 census, part of an effort to make ...

These People's Wage Hikes Will Make You Jealous

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Business

Workers in Canada’s oil, gas and mining sector have seen average salaries soar 13.3 per cent over the past year, according to new data from StatsCan...

Why Are Tories Slashing Budget For Job Market Data?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Business

As experts' calls for better labour market data grow louder, the Harper government appears to be going in the opposite direction. The Tories are st...

These Are The Provinces Where Jobs Are Disappearing

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians’ average weekly earnings were unchanged in February, at $925 compared to $922 a month earlier, StatsCan reported Tuesday, but earnings sti...

Canadian Retailers Are Suffering

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business

Retail sales dropped 1.8 per cent in December as the busy holiday shopping season was battered by severe winter weather, Statistics Canada said Friday...

December Decline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 1.4 per cent to $49.6 billion in December, the lowest level in six months.It says five of seven w...

Good News For Job-Seekers .. Sort Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's job market bounced back in January following an unexpectedly weak December, adding 29,000 jobs and sending the unemployment rate down to 7 pe...

Caucks Seeing Higher Gas Prices

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate rose to 1.2 per cent last month, still below the Bank of Canada's ideal target but back within its desired ran...

Did StatsCan Miss 18,000 People?

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - Statistics Canada is disputing a suggestion by the Manitoba government that it missed 18,000 people in the last census — a discrepancy th...

Why Canada's Sudden Trade Surplus Isn't Good News

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada posted its first trade surplus in almost two years in October, although analysts were quick to note that the surprise reversal after a...

Holy GDP Growth, Canada!

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy surged to its fastest pace of growth in two years in the third quarter, but the bounce was not enough to dispel fears that c...

These Canadians Are Seeing Huge Pay Hikes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Business

Congratulations, farmers and construction workers of Canada — you guys are making money hand over fist. Or so it would appear from a pair of new ...

LOOK: Most Of Canada Lives Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada

Most of us know roughly how many people live in Canada, but do we know exactly how many of them live where? Well, we have a better idea now, thanks to...

Down 21%

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says municipalities issued $6.3 billion worth of building permits in August, down 21.2 per cent from July.The agency says t...

You Won't Believe ‘Margin Of Error' On Canada's Jobs Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.07.2013 | Canada Business

Mark Twain once said that there are three types of untruths: Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Friday’s job report might be some pretty powerful...

More Canadians Travelled To This Country Last Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Travel

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says Canadians increased their overnight travel to the United States in the fourth quarter of last year.They made 832,000 o...

There's Just No Comparing Canada's Household Survey Data. Literally.

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The first pack of data from 2011's National Household Survey comes with the census equivalent of a Surgeon General's warning: make any histor...

StatsCan: Business Travel To, From Canada Grew In Q1

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Travel

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says overnight business travel to and from Canada increased at a faster pace than pleasure travel in the first quarter this...

More Job Openings, Fewer Unemployed: StatsCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the average number of job vacancies was up in the three-month period ending in May.The agency reports an average of 25...

Fake StatsCan Twitter Account Making Waves

2 For Couples | Neil Morton | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics

A new Twitter account, @Stats_Canada, has been created by someone that pokes fun at Canada's National Statistical Agency, Statistics Canada -- @St...

Canada's Crime Rate At Lowest Level Since 1972

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Fewer crimes were reported to police in Canada in 2011 than at any other time in the last 40 years, Statistics Canada said Tuesday — a reve...