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Canadian wages rise as job numbers see slight decline

Canadian wages hit their highest rate of growth in over five years in April but the economy lost 1,100 jobs after adding 32,000 jobs in March. Average hourly wages in April were 3.6 per cent higher than they were a» 


Canada adds 32,000 jobs in March

The Canadian economy surprised economists by pumping out 32,000 new jobs in March, keeping the national unemployment rate unchanged at 5.8 per cent as more people joined the workforce, Statistics Canada reported Friday. Economists were expecting the economy to add» 


Canada shed 88,000 jobs in January

The number of jobs in Canada fell by 88,000 in January, ending the economy’s 17-month streak of job gains, Statistics Canada said Friday. The overall number was dragged down by a loss of 137,000 part-time positions in what was easily» 


Canada’s unemployment falls to lowest in 40 years

The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 40 years as the Canadian economy closed out a calendar year by pumping out 78,600 jobs, including 23,700 full-time jobs. That brought Canada’s unemployment rate to 5.7 per cent» 

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Job growth flat in April and wages see weakest growth since 1997

The Canadian economy added 3,200 jobs and the unemployment dropped to 6.5 per cent in April, the lowest level since October 2008, but wage growth stalled to its weakest in more than two decades, Statistics Canada said Friday. Compared with the»