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Economy

Canadian annual inflation rate remains stable at 1.9 per cent in September

A deeper than expected dive in airfare prices and falling tuition costs were partially responsible for keeping Canada’s inflation rate steady at 1.9 per cent in September, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. Statistics Canada’s latest consumer price index report shows that» 

Economy, Society

Incomes of wealthiest 1% grew faster than rest of Canadians: StatsCan report

The incomes of Canada’s wealthiest one per cent grew nearly three times faster than those of everyone else in 2017, according to a new study released by Statistics Canada Monday. In fact, the incomes of the wealthiest 0.01 per cent» 

Economy

Canadian inflation slows in August as gas prices weaken

Declining gasoline prices slowed down Canada’s annual inflation rate to 1.9 per cent in August, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. August’s rate came in 0.1 percentage point below July’s level as Canadians paid less for fresh vegetables and fruit. The decrease» 

Economy

Canada added 81,000 jobs in August, mostly part time: Statistics Canada

Canada’s economy surprised economists once again by churning out 81,100 net new positions last month, according to a new job data released by Statistics Canada Friday. However, the bulk of these new jobs were part time, concentrated in the services» 

Economy, Society

Study finds growth of temporary jobs not a mirage

New figures from Statistics Canada confirm what most in the labour force have known–at least ancedotally–for a while now. The number of workers filling temporary jobs is rising faster than those taking permanent positions.. StatsCan says that over the past» 

Economy, International, Society

Women on corporate boards: pace remains slow

How’s Canada doing with issues of gender equality in the business world? Depends on who you ask. And when. Almost a year ago, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development delivered a report praising Canada for making “significant progress” on» 

Economy, International, Society

Canada set a one-month job surge record in April

Canada’s economy set a record in April, adding 106,500 net jobs. Statistics Canada says that’s the biggest one-month employment surge since 1976 when the government began charting the numbers. Canada has struggled with low oil prices and trade uncertainty, but» 

Economy, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Fears of lack of affordable food affecting many First Nations people

Studies and statistics have consistently shown that suicide rates among Canada’s Indigenous peoples are two to three times higher than among non-Indigenous Canadians. The reasons are complex, of course, but a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association» 

Economy, Health, Society

Working women earning far less than men: survey

Surveys and studies continue to confirm what a whole of of people already knew anecdotally: it’s not especially easy being a working woman in Canada. For example, Statistics Canada reported last December that about one in five females is harassed» 

Economy, Health, Society

Number of Canadian single-person households skyrocketing

A new report from Statistics Canada finds more Canadians than ever before are living alone and that the number of single-person households has doubled over the past 35 years. There are now more single-person households than households of any other»