Sunday, September 8, 2013

Jobs report – North and South of the Border

Employment gains were experienced in Canada in the month of August.  Employment increased by 59,000 in August, mainly in part-time work, and the unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 7.1%.

The US job report was mostly average with 169,000 jobs created and unemployment dropping to 7.3% but jobs were in lower income sectors and participation in the work force dropped.

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