Why the Recession Made Self-Employment Go Down
The stagnant economy has really taken a toll on self-employment numbers, althought they're still up for one demographic.
A tale of 2 US employment surveys, at a glance
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, a respectable gain that nearly matched the average monthly increase for the past two years. Yet the unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent. ...
7,000 jobs lost in February, unemployment stays at 7%
Canada lost about 7,000 jobs in February but the unemployment rate stayed steady at seven per cent, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
Job growth stalls as economy fails to generate sustained employment growth
OTTAWA - Canada's jobs market continues to sputter as the economy gave back some of January's gains by shedding 7,000 workers overall in February, a disappointment to those hoping for a strong start to the year. The loss was tiny in relative terms and insufficient to alter the 7.0 per cent unemployment rate. But after last week's news of stronger fourth-quarter economic growth than forecasted ...
Canada January employment bounces, dampening rate cut talk
By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian economy in January recouped 29,400 of the 44,000 jobs lost in December, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.0 percent from 7.2 percent, diminishing talk of a possible interest rate cut by the central bank. Statistics Canada said on Friday that full-time positions rose by an estimated 50,500, the largest such increase since May. However, 28,300 of ...
Resolution Foundation: UK Economy Will Celebrate New High of Employment
When the latest set of labour market statistics come out this morning, we will almost certainly be celebrating a new high for UK employment.
A tale of 2 employment surveys, covering US households and businesses, at a glance
Yet the unemployment rate rose to 6.7 per cent from 6.6 per cent. Why did the unemployment rate rise if the job gain was solid? Because the government conducts one survey to learn how many jobs were created and another to determine the unemployment rate. One is called the payroll survey.
Hidden jobs data paint a bleak picture of Canada's labour market: CLC
OTTAWA - The Canadian Labour Congress is asking Statistics Canada to change the way it reports on unemployment, saying a more fulsome analysis of the data it collects would paint a very different picture of the country's labour market. The labour group is presenting its findings to the Commons finance committee later Thursday, with officials of the national statistical agency also present and ...
Why Young Adults Are Failing at Being Adults
Millennials are having a harder time becoming self-sufficient than any other generation in recent history, and college helps and hurts.
Legarda: Sustainable dev't, resilience help address unemployment
Senator Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Senate climate change committee, said on Wednesday that gearing towards sustainable development and resilience would help address unemployment. Legarda issued the statement following results of a Social Weather Survey (SWS) survey showing that unemployment rose to 27.5 percent or an additional 12.1 million Filipinos jobless in the last quarter of 2013 ...