London, Ont. jobless rate rose to 5.7% in June, Statistics Canada says – London

in Jul 08, 2022

The unemployment rate in London, Ont., rose again for the second straight month in June. According to Statistics Canada, London lost 1,600 jobs last month, resulting in the unemployment rate rising to 5.7 per cent in June from 5.2 per cent in May. Read more: Canada’s economy grew 0.3% in April, but signs of May[…]

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Kelowna’s unemployment rate continued to fall in May – Okanagan

in Jun 14, 2022

Kelowna’s unemployment rate continued to fall in May, as roughly 3,000 more people started work, according to the latest Labour Force Survey. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 per cent in May compared with 5.3 per cent in April, Statistics Canada’s report indicated. In March the number sat at 6.7 per cent, while in February[…]

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London-St. Thomas jobless rate fell to 4.8% in April, lowest since April 2019 – London

in May 06, 2022

The unemployment rate in London, Ont., and St. Thomas fell to 4.8 per cent in April, down from 5.3 per cent in March, marking the region’s lowest jobless rate since April 2019. The latest jobs numbers from Statistics Canada continue a downward trend for London-St. Thomas, after the region started 2022 with its unemployment rate[…]

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‘Double-edged sword’: Okanagan workforce braces for record number of people retiring – Okanagan

in Apr 27, 2022

People who live in the Okanagan are a little older than the rest of the country. According to Census information released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday, Penticton, B.C., is the oldest city with an average age of over 48.9 years old. In Vernon, the average age is around 47.2 years and in Kelowna residents are[…]

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Canadians young and old left behind in pandemic jobs recovery – National

in Mar 23, 2022

The latest jobs numbers from Statistics Canada showed the country passed a significant milestone in February: the unemployment rate had dropped back to lows not seen since the COVID-19 pandemic knocked the labour force down to size two years ago. But while Canadian employment appears to have recovered to pre-pandemic levels overall, today’s labour force[…]

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Reopening in Alberta: hospitality sector is ready to hire

in Mar 12, 2022

As reopening continues around Alberta, there’s renewed optimism for those looking for steady employment. A number of hiring fairs are being held around Calgary, including an in-person job fair at National on 10th. “This is my first time. It’s really exciting. I’m kind of nervous,” said culinary arts student, Laura Danchek. “I haven’t been able[…]

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Central Okanagan unemployment rate sixth lowest in Canada – Okanagan

in Dec 03, 2021

Statistics Canada has released its monthly job numbers and found that Kelowna had an unemployment rate of 4.4 per cent. Local business owners are not surprised at the unemployment rate in the Central Okanagan. Read more: Restaurants still struggling as unemployment nears pre-COVID-19 levels: industry body Amarjit Singh Lalli owns multiple small businesses in[…]

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Alberta follows national trend of lower unemployment, but not all Albertans still seeking work

in Nov 05, 2021

Canada’s official unemployment rate is slowly falling and Alberta is following the national trend. Statistics Canada says the economy added 31,000 jobs in October, bringing the national unemployment rate to a pandemic-era low of 6.7 per cent — down from 6.9 per cent in September. Gains were seen across a number of industries, including[…]

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COMMENTARY: Young Canadians are struggling economically. This election is our chance to fix that. – National

in Sep 16, 2021

Much like nearly half of the country, I was hoping Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wouldn’t call an early election in the midst of a pandemic, but here we are. Canada’s federal election will take place on Sept. 20, so the Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats and Greens have just a few days left to convince[…]

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London-St. Thomas jobless rate continues upward trend, reaches 10% in June – London

in Jul 09, 2021

The unemployment rate in London-St. Thomas climbed 0.3 percentage points to 10 per cent in June as the number of people looking for work once again outpaced the number of jobs created. It’s the highest the unemployment rate has been since July 2020, when it stood at 10.5 per cent. However, it’s still below[…]

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