labour force survey

Broadbent Institute reacts to January Labour Force Report

Statistics Canada released Friday Canada's January Labour Force numbers, showing Canada's job market remains mired in a weak recovery.

On the surface, the labour force numbers look alright. The national unemployment rate fell from 7.2% to 7.0%, and employment rose by 29,000, all in full-time employment.

However, the employment rate (the proportion of the working age population with a job) was unchanged at 61.6...

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