Unemployment

Alberta’s economy hardest hit of all Canadian provinces in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

In a year where no province was spared a devastating economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta was by far the hardest hit. Numbers released this week by Statistics Canada show Alberta’s GDP shrank 8.2 per cent in 2020. The next hardest hit were Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, …

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Calgary dry cleaning business helps jobseekers having ‘a rough time’ during pandemic

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Over the past 15 years running a dry cleaning business in Calgary, Johathan Kim and his son David have come to know how looking good can make you feel good. “You could feel a lot more confident in a freshly cleaned and pressed outfit, rather than something you’ve had …

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London-St. Thomas jobless rate falls to 8.4 per cent in November – London

London-St. Thomas jobless rate falls to 8.4 per cent in November - London

The London-St. Thomas region’s jobless rate is continuing to recover from a pandemic-related surge in unemployment, with the region adding another 900 jobs in November. According to figures released Friday morning from Statistics Canada, the London-St. Thomas unemployment rate for November was 8.4 per cent, down from 8.9 per …

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Latest COVID-19 lockdown costing Quebec jobs according to study – Montreal

Latest COVID-19 lockdown costing Quebec jobs according to study - Montreal

The second wave of COVID-19 is costing Quebec jobs, according to the latest findings by the Institut du Québec (IDQ). The survey, conducted in October 2020, identified 207,000 people currently out of work because of the latest COVID-19 confinement measures, compared to 140,000 who were out of work seven …

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Canada adds 84K jobs in October, but about 1.8M still out of work – National

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 6, 2020 9:29 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Statistics Canada says the pace of job growth slowed in October as the economy added …

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Unemployment rate in London area drops as economy recovers from COVID-19 – London

Unemployment rate in London area drops as economy recovers from COVID-19 - London

The London-St. Thomas unemployment rate fell to 9.3 per cent in August, according to numbers released Friday morning by Statistics Canada. It marks the second straight month of declining unemployment in the region after the figure fell to 10.5 per cent in July. The area added 6,900 jobs in …

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Unemployment rate across B.C. drops while jobs are harder to come by in Metro Vancouver

Unemployment rate across B.C. drops while jobs are harder to come by in Metro Vancouver

British Columbia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 10.7 per cent from 11.1 per cent a month ago but the unemployment rate in Vancouver has gone up. In a mixed job update from Statistics Canada, 10,500 jobs were created in Vancouver but more people looking for work has led to …

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Donald Trump bypasses congress, signs orders on coronavirus aid

Donald Trump bypasses congress, signs orders on coronavirus aid

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation’s elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. …

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U.S. adds 1.8 million jobs in July, showing slow economic rebound – National

U.S. adds 1.8 million jobs in July, showing slow economic rebound - National

WASHINGTON  — The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound. With confirmed viral cases still elevated in much of the nation and businesses under continued pressure, …

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Want a full economic recovery? Childcare is critical, report says – National

Want a full economic recovery? Childcare is critical, report says - National

If Canadians want a full economic and social recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, child care is key. That’s the message from the authors of a new report published Tuesday by the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, in partnership with YWCA …

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