January unemployment up from December, drops from start of 2018

10 February, 2019, 17:37 | Author: Regina Silva

In B.C., Stats Canada says the unemployment rate climbed three-tenths to 4.7 per cent in January, still the lowest of any Canadian province.

Statistics Canada's monthly Labour Force Survey provides estimates of employment and unemployment, based on a sampling of households in communities.

The national unemployment rate increase by 0.2 per cent to 5.8 per cent in January.

"Following a quieter month in December", when the economy generated only 9,300 new jobs, January's figures "blew past expectations" commented Royce Mendes of CIBC Economics, for a modest gain of 5,000 to 6,000 jobs.

This came despite a net increase of 1,900 jobs from December to January because the labour force - which includes people looking for work - swelled by 4,000.

Trump Says Summit With Xi 'Unlikely' by Tariff Deadline Date
"No final deal will be made until my friend President Xi, and I, meet in the near future", Trump tweeted on January 31. The 2 countries remain far apart on issues such as China's alleged violation of intellectual property rights.


Officials say man shot at border is alive
Officials reported the total value of the contraband to be an estimated $14,152.000, according to a media release issued by U.S. The Nogales City Council is decrying the installation of new razor fencing that now covers a border fence through downtown.


Valerie Reyes, Greenwich murder victim, described as 'homebody' and 'most gentle girl'
Greenwich residents spoke with the local newspaper, the Greenwich Time , about a growing uneasiness over news of the killing. Please contact me if you have any information or if you might have seen her, ' Angie wrote in the post. "Horrified.


According to Statistics Canada, there were 18, 873, 900 people working last month across all of Canada, with 1,162,000 people unemployed.

Provincially, B.C. continued to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country for the 17th month in a row in January, at 4.7 per cent while nationally, Canada's unemployment rate was 5.8 per cent. "On a trend-cycle basis, self-employment has levelled off in recent months", said StatsCan.

"On a year-over-year basis, the number of private sector employees rose by 293,000 (+2.5 per cent), while the number of public sector employees grew by 62,000 (+1.7 per cent). Over the same period, there was little change in the number of self-employed workers". Energy-rich Alberta, hit hard by the oil-price decline, shed jobs for a second-straight month and saw its jobless rate rise to 6.8 per cent, up from 6.4 per cent.

"Definitely the headline job gain was very impressive", said BMO chief economist Douglas Porter.

"Volatility returned with a notable increase in employment during the month of January", he wrote. They do not inherently or expressly reflect the views, opinions and/or positions of our publication.

Recommended:



Popular

'Child's Play' Reboot Trailer Teases a Murderous Chucky Robot Doll
Jennifer Tilly , who voiced Chucky's bride Tiffany Valentine, will not be returning to the role. And although you never see the doll, he looks quite different than in Mancini's films.

Near-70mph gusts as Storm Erik sweeps over UK
The Met Office said there was a risk of flooding north of the Central Belt because of "frequent heavy showers" and melting snow. The Met Office said strong westerly winds can be expected throughout the county for much of Saturday morning and afternoon.

Vivo V15 Pro’s 32MP Front Pop-Up Snapper Teased In New Video
Vivo V15 Pro comes with the world's first 32-megapixel selfie camera which will be a pop-out snapper like the Vivo Nex . More info will probably leak soon regarding this phone, as its launch event is nearly two weeks away at this point.

Microsoft wants you to stop using Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer , which was first called Windows Internet Explorer , was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 in 1995.

Emiliano Sala: family of missing pilot launch fundraiser to continue search
Sala's sister Romina said of him: "Your soul in my soul, it will shine for ever, thus illuminating the time of my existence". But David Ibbotson, from Crowle, who was lying Sala to the United Kingdom to join Cardiff City , has not been found.

Fortnite account merging is now available - here's how to do it
Fortnite account merges are now possible, a little over half a year after cross-platform incompatibility issues came to a head . In December , Epic Games announced it would delay the release of Fortnite's account merge feature until early 2019.

Virginia lieutenant governor faces calls to resign amid sexual assault claims
Ralph Northam's shocking medical school yearbook photo of someone in blackface and another person in a KKK hood surfacing. If Northam steps down , as many critics have called for him to do, Fairfax would assume the governorship.

Anthem Launch Trailer: Suit Up & Unleash Your Power
Once you reach Anthem's endgame content, you can grab new gear in a variety of ways - all as challenging as they are rewarding. Said updates will start with "Evolving World", followed by "Stronger Together", and finally "The Cataclysm".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes Premier League title claim after win over Fulham
Who I meet and when I meet people is not really up for me to tell. "There were some good performances today, I have to say".

Check out the best deals for National Pizza Day Saturday
According to the National Association of Pizza Operators, about three billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Foodism's National Pizza Day celebration offers 30% off (or more) on pizza at tonnes of venues.