Unemployment Rate


Brother, I Need a Job

Mass unemployment is a waste of people's energy and ingenuity. Imagine what the 1.8 million out-of-work Canadians could accomplish if they were mobilized to develop green energy sources or to expand mass transit and childcare services.

No New Jobs

The Canadian economy created almost 12,000 net new jobs in September as fewer young people looking for work also helped slightly reduce the unemployment rate, Statistics Canada said Friday. The unempl...

A New Perspective on the Unemployment Rate

I think Canada is doing well when you consider that most people who want to work can get a job -- somewhere -- doing something. Perhaps we're focused on the wrong thing. Maybe we should be looking at the other side of these numbers. Maybe we should rejoice in the fact that 92.8% of the labour force is working. Maybe it's time Canada developed a glass almost full kind of attitude. Maybe being a business owner is something more should consider because, after all, Canada is a land of opportunity.

'Scarring A Generation'

The federal government must do more to create jobs and meaningful work experience for youth who are being left out of the economic recovery, says Liberal MP Scott Brison. Brison held a news conferenc...

Job Growth Hits A Wall

OTTAWA - Job creation in Canada returned to earth last month as employers pulled back following an apparent hiring binge in May that proved too good to be sustained.Economists had expected payback fro...

Whoa, Canada, That's A Lot Of Jobs!

OTTAWA - Canada's economy pumped out a stunning 95,000 in May — one of the biggest monthly gains in history — as employers resumed hiring again after a four-month winter hibernation.Historically, it w...