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A server brings an order to a customer at a restaurant in Montreal, Sunday, June 6, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Economy added 90,000 jobs in August, Statistics Canada reports

Economy added 90,000 jobs in August, Statistics Canada reports

 

FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, a Walgreens sign is displayed outside the store in Wheeling, Ill. Walgreens will hike starting pay to $15 an hour beginning in October, as employers across the United States continue boosting wages to attract workers. The drugstore chain said Tuesday, Aug. 31, 202, that the wage hike will take effect in phases and be completed by November 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

US hiring slows as delta variant weakens travel and tourism

US hiring slows as delta variant weakens travel and tourism

 

A help wanted sign is displayed at car wash in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Statistics Canada will reveal this morning how the labour market fared in July as restrictions meant to quell the COVID-19 pandemic were rolled back in many provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy
A help wanted sign is displayed at car wash in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Statistics Canada will reveal this morning how the labour market fared in July as restrictions meant to quell the COVID-19 pandemic were rolled back in many provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy
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A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. New data from Statistics Canada has found unemployment rates for young Canadians have risen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

StatCan data shows youth unemployment rates have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

StatCan data shows youth unemployment rates have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. New data from Statistics Canada has found unemployment rates for young Canadians have risen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A hiring sign hangs in the window of a Taco Bell in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 15, 2021. Hiring in California slowed down in June as the unemployment rate held steady at 7.7% according to new numbers released on Friday, July 16, 2021 by the Employment Development Department. California gained 73,000 jobs in June, ending the state's streak of four consecutive months of adding 100,000 jobs or more. But experts say the state is still struggling from a workforce shortage as California has added back just over half of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the pandemic.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli))

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

A hiring sign hangs in the window of a Taco Bell in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 15, 2021. Hiring in California slowed down in June as the unemployment rate held steady at 7.7% according to new numbers released on Friday, July 16, 2021 by the Employment Development Department. California gained 73,000 jobs in June, ending the state's streak of four consecutive months of adding 100,000 jobs or more. But experts say the state is still struggling from a workforce shortage as California has added back just over half of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the pandemic.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli))
A woman checks out a job advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Extending pandemic jobs program aimed to cost extra $600 million, PBO says

Extending pandemic jobs program aimed to cost extra $600 million, PBO says

A woman checks out a job advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian economy added 230,700 jobs in June

Canadian economy added 230,700 jobs in June

Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Statistics Canada says economy added 230,700 jobs in June, all part-time

Gains were driven by jumps in retail and food services sectors

Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘I quit’: Wave of resignations prompts concerns over labour shortage

‘I quit’: Wave of resignations prompts concerns over labour shortage

The Bank of Canada sign is shown in Ottawa on Monday May 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Hiring intentions hit all-time high in Bank of Canada business outlook survey

Hiring intentions hit all-time high in Bank of Canada business outlook survey

The Bank of Canada sign is shown in Ottawa on Monday May 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Office towers are shown in Toronto's financial district on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Nearly 70 per cent of Canadian employers say they will hire more freelance or contract workers in the next two years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Employers to hire more contract workers as economy emerges from pandemic: poll

Employers to hire more contract workers as economy emerges from pandemic: poll

Office towers are shown in Toronto's financial district on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Nearly 70 per cent of Canadian employers say they will hire more freelance or contract workers in the next two years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Canadian economy lost 68,000 jobs in May, but lockdowns set to ease

Canadian economy lost 68,000 jobs in May, but lockdowns set to ease

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto on January 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto on January 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Shoppers collect items from a curb side pick up area at Toronto’s Eaton Centre shopping mall on Saturday December 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Shoppers collect items from a curb side pick up area at Toronto’s Eaton Centre shopping mall on Saturday December 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Ontario Premier Doug Ford walks to a press conference at Queen’s Park, in Toronto, Friday, April 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Ontario to give all workers three paid sick days, reimburse businesses

Pay retroactive to April 19 and will end on Sept. 25

Ontario Premier Doug Ford walks to a press conference at Queen’s Park, in Toronto, Friday, April 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
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 says

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

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto on January 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto on January 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto on January 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A roadside banner beckons potential employees outside Channel Control Merchants LLC, an extreme value retailer and exporter of brand sensitive secondary market inventories, in Hattiesburg, Miss., March 27, 2021. With hopes growing for a strong snapback in hiring this year, Friday, April 2 monthly jobs report will provide crucial insight into whether those sunny expectations will come true. The most optimistic economists are predicting the report could show a cool 1 million jobs were added in March. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

March hiring accelerated to 916K, yet many jobs remain lost

March hiring accelerated to 916K, yet many jobs remain lost

A roadside banner beckons potential employees outside Channel Control Merchants LLC, an extreme value retailer and exporter of brand sensitive secondary market inventories, in Hattiesburg, Miss., March 27, 2021. With hopes growing for a strong snapback in hiring this year, Friday, April 2 monthly jobs report will provide crucial insight into whether those sunny expectations will come true. The most optimistic economists are predicting the report could show a cool 1 million jobs were added in March. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)