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FILE - A worker smooths concrete at a housing development in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Red Deer’s unemployment rate drops in June, but still the highest in Alberta

‘Alberta has seen job gains for eight consecutive months’

 

The unemployment rate continues to decline in the Red Deer region. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Unemployment rate continues to slide in Red Deer region

Fewer unemployed in Alberta in April

 

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

April jobless rate drops to another new low as economy adds 15K jobs: StatCan

Rate fell to its lowest point since at least 1976, which is as far back as comparable data goes

 

People cross the street in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. As pandemic restrictions are lifted and cases ease, some companies want workers back in the office five days a week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It won’t change overnight:’ Workers push back as return-to-office plans roll out

Multiple factors can influence how employees respond to the revival of office life

People cross the street in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. As pandemic restrictions are lifted and cases ease, some companies want workers back in the office five days a week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alberta unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 per cent in March. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Alberta unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 per cent in March. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A worker in an office in the financial district The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Technological revolution of work during pandemic shows promise and inequality

Statistics Canada warns impacts of the pandemic on work are likely to increase inequality

A worker in an office in the financial district The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

‘It’s scorching:’ What Canada’s hot labour market means for job hunters, recruiters

‘It’s scorching:’ What Canada’s hot labour market means for job hunters, recruiters

Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Economy adds 337,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate falls to pre-pandemic level

Economy adds 337,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate falls to pre-pandemic level

Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Economy adds 337,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate falls to pre-pandemic level

Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 per cent in February

Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
After Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks at a news conference regarding her support for unions and asking Starbucks to stop union busting, Starbucks workers from Buffalo, New York; Boston, Seattle and others march in front of Starbucks’ corporate headquarters on Jan. 25, 2022. Ellen M. Banner | Seattle Times | TNS

Young workers give unions new hope

Multiple polls show union approval is high

  • Feb 13, 2022
After Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks at a news conference regarding her support for unions and asking Starbucks to stop union busting, Starbucks workers from Buffalo, New York; Boston, Seattle and others march in front of Starbucks’ corporate headquarters on Jan. 25, 2022. Ellen M. Banner | Seattle Times | TNS
People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, on November 22, 2015. Nearly 80 per cent of job openings in British Columbia over the next decade will require some level of post-secondary education, reflecting the changing nature of the economy emphasizing the importance of higher skills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. expected to have more than 1 million job openings in the next decade

8 out of every 10 new openings in the next decade will require post-secondary or skills training

People walk past large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, on November 22, 2015. Nearly 80 per cent of job openings in British Columbia over the next decade will require some level of post-secondary education, reflecting the changing nature of the economy emphasizing the importance of higher skills. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Employment ‘carnage’ of 200,000 jobs lost in January looks temporary, economists say

Employment ‘carnage’ of 200,000 jobs lost in January looks temporary, economists say

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Statistics Canada says 200,000 jobs lost in January

Bulk of job losses in Ontario and Quebec

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
People walk along Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal, Sunday, January 2, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. Some measures put in place by the Quebec government, including the closure of stores to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Statistics Canada says economy added 55,000 jobs in December, unemployment rate 5.9%

Statistics Canada says economy added 55,000 jobs in December, unemployment rate 5.9%

People walk along Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal, Sunday, January 2, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. Some measures put in place by the Quebec government, including the closure of stores to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Statistics Canada says economy added 154,000 jobs in November

Number of long-term unemployed fell by 62,000

GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE - A hiring sign is placed at a booth for Jameson's Irish Pub during a job fair Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Americans quit their jobs at a record pace for the second straight month in September, while businesses and other employers continued to post a near-record number of available jobs.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

For 2nd straight month, Americans quit jobs at a record pace

For 2nd straight month, Americans quit jobs at a record pace

FILE - A hiring sign is placed at a booth for Jameson's Irish Pub during a job fair Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Americans quit their jobs at a record pace for the second straight month in September, while businesses and other employers continued to post a near-record number of available jobs.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Next phase of job growth a difficult road due to labour, demographic shifts: experts

Next phase of job growth a difficult road due to labour, demographic shifts: experts

People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Keryn Francisco interacts doing math flash cards with her 10-year-old son Reve Francisco in Alameda, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Francisco's interactions are things she didn't have time to do when she worked full-time in the corporate world. As the U.S. economy rebounds from the ongoing pandemic, many women are choosing to sit out the labor force. During her time away from work, Francisco made a discovery that hadn't quite seemed clear to her before: "I was burned out. I used to think that work-life balance was such a fantasy." Now, she's considering the conditions for a full-time return to the workforce. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

‘Burned out’? Why won’t more women return to the job market?

‘Burned out’? Why won’t more women return to the job market?

Keryn Francisco interacts doing math flash cards with her 10-year-old son Reve Francisco in Alameda, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Francisco's interactions are things she didn't have time to do when she worked full-time in the corporate world. As the U.S. economy rebounds from the ongoing pandemic, many women are choosing to sit out the labor force. During her time away from work, Francisco made a discovery that hadn't quite seemed clear to her before: "I was burned out. I used to think that work-life balance was such a fantasy." Now, she's considering the conditions for a full-time return to the workforce. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

September jobs gain gets labour market to pre-pandemic levels, but not full recovery

September jobs gain gets labour market to pre-pandemic levels, but not full recovery

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston