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Canada’s battered jobs data back in the spotlight as August report set for release this week

OTTAWA — It was not a marquee month for our national number cruncher. As Statistics Canada readies its latest employment report — this one for August, to be released Friday — a cloud still lingers over the data agency’s jobs tally for the previous month. ... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - 28 mins ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Not everyone is reaping the Alberta advantage: study

While minimum wage rose across the province Monday, new data from Public Interest Alberta shows many people are still struggling to get by.The numbers compiled from Statistics Canada data show that 19.5 per cent of Edmontonians and 20.6 per cent of Calgarians ... [Published Metro Canada - 13 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Precarious state of the job market

A number of complex issues are emerging from the background that need the government’s attention. There are so many "wicked problems" to concentrate on, but central to any discussion about future challenges should include a comprehensive look at the long-term ... [Published Canadian Government Executive - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Teenagers not the only ones making minimum wage in Alberta

Today’s minimum wage increase will help the 27-thousand Albertans who work minimum wage jobs.However, a new report released by Public Interest Alberta using Statistics Canada data, finds that one in every five employed Albertans earns less than $15 per ... [Published QR77.com - 19 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Column misrepresented facts on abortion

Re: "Holocaust hasn't stopped; it has just changed," column by Pastor Rob Weatherby - Aug. 16.In the column, Weatherby likens women and girls who have abortions to Nazis and slave traders. The author attributes criminality to any individual who has ever ... [Published Sudbury Star - 6 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Where Cdns work longest

Is there a labour shortage in Canada? Some businesses seem to think so. According to the Bank of Canada's Summer 2014 Business Outlook Survey , 22 per cent of businesses claim their company is facing a shortage in workers. But other reports have called ... [Published MSN Money Canada - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Canadian wheat stocks climb

WINNIPEG: Stockpiles of Canadian wheat and canola swelled by millions of tonnes at mid-summer, the result of farmers’ record-large crops a year ago and winter bottlenecks moving them to buyers, according to a Reuters survey of 11 traders and analysts ... [Published The News International - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

CTF wants a closer look at government Stealth Pension Bailouts

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants the government to act on Stealth Pension Bailouts.According to the CTF, Statistics Canada data shows a government increase of about $11.4 billion dollars to government employee pension plans since 2012.“It’s become ... [Published CHED 630 AM - 11 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Canada's Q2 growth better than expected

Canada’s economy soared in the second quarter of 2014, according to new figures from Statistics Canada – although the manufacturing output didn’t reflect the improvement.The jump in Canada’s gross domestic product of 3.1% was higher than the 2.7 per cent ... [Published Canadian Plastics - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Back-to-school: 7 million students, 440,000 educators, other stats

From tots to teenagers, students head back to school this week, waving goodbye to parents as they board bright yellow buses or say a teary bon voyage as they head off to a faraway university.An estimated five million children will flood through the doors ... [Published CBC - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

They’re informal, but these workers are essential

Labour Day typically comes with a barrage of reports on the status of work in Canada. How many Canadians are employed and how many are looking for work. What they are paid and how these earnings compare to last year. Whether the numbers are better or ... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

GUEST COLUMN: Wedding bill blues

I t’s very outdated now, but an old English rhyme had it that, at their weddings, brides should wear, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.”The only part of that rhyme that still has resonance for ... [Published BCLocalNews.com - Aug 31 2014]

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"Working people have had a hard time in the last number of years, and it's getting worse and worse" said Sandra Der, a single working mother who attended the Edmonton and District Labour Council BBQ for the Unemployed and Underemployed in Giovanni Caboto...
...are now at the point where robots can "readily substitute for labour in a wide range of non-routine cognitive tasks" and where advanced robots are "gaining enhanced senses and dexterity, allowing them to perform a broader scope of manual tasks." According to a recent study, it is estimated that 47 percent of all the jobs in the United States could be automated over the next decade or two...
"UK manufacturing cannot insulate itself from global market conditions and this is clearly shown in the dip in output" said Tom Lawton, head of manufacturing at accountancy firm BDO, which helped with the survey
"They weren’t good enough to encourage another round of buying so people just thought, fine, I’ve made enough money I’m going to move on to something else for awhile."

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CTF wants a closer look at government Stealth P... [Published CHED 630 AM - 11 hours ago]
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Job market hot, but not [Published Daily Herald Tribune - 13 hours ago]
Best Canadian Dollar Rates - CAD/USD Exchange R... [Published Currency News - 14 hours ago]
Canada's Q2 growth better than expected [Published Canadian Plastics - 15 hours ago]
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Trends and anomalies [Published Manitoba Cooperator - 20 hours ago]
Here’s what to expect at a driving retest for s... [Published Driving.ca - Sep 01 2014]
Back-to-school: 7 million students, 440,000 edu... [Published CBC - Sep 01 2014]
They’re informal, but these workers are essential [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 01 2014]
Job security, income gap among local labour issues [Published Toronto Star Online - Sep 01 2014]
Tuition fees continue to rise [Published The Varsity Online - Sep 01 2014]
To franchise or not? : MIND YOUR BUSINESS [Published Innisfil Examiner - Sep 01 2014]
Would You Kick Someone Battling Cancer? [Published Huffington Post Canada - Aug 31 2014]
Canada wheat stocks climb to 20-year high-trade [Published Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - Aug 31 2014]
Investors look for direction as market prepares... [Published 580 CFRA - Aug 31 2014]
GUEST COLUMN: Wedding bill blues [Published BCLocalNews.com - Aug 31 2014]
A U.S cheerful growth witnessed this week [Published Ecpulse.com - Aug 30 2014]
Work together on aboriginal issues [Published Waterloo Region Record - Aug 30 2014]
Crossfield population continues to increase [Published Rocky View Weekly - Aug 30 2014]
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Canada’s battered jobs data back in the spotlig... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - 28 mins ago]
OTTAWA — It was not a marquee month for our national number cruncher. As Statistics Canada readies its latest employment report — this one for August, to be released Friday — a cloud still lingers over the data agency’s jobs tally for the previous month. ...
Canadian Economy Grew at 3.1% in Q2 [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Aug 29 2014]
Canada’s economy accelerated at its fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter, fresh evidence the country could be emerging from a period of uninspiring growth. Gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 3.1 per cent in the ...
Canada GDP grows at fastest pace in almost 3 ye... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Aug 29 2014]
OTTAWA — The Canadian economy accelerated more than expected during the second quarter — hitting the fastest pace in almost three years — driven by a long-awaited rebound in exports and increased growth in household spending. Gross domestic product ...
Oil Information May Smudge Canada Trade Data [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Aug 29 2014]
Canada’s trade reports suffer from a lack of timely oil industry figures, leading to multimillion dollar revisions on data that’s crucial to the Bank of Canada’s economic outlook.  Partial crude price and volume figures and changing industry practices ...
Statistics Canada jobs blunder that sent the lo... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Aug 28 2014]
Statistics Canada said the main cause of an incorrect job report earlier this month was a failure by staff to understand that an update to part of its processing methods triggered wider and unanticipated changes in its flagship survey. “This change ...
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