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In a shift from the recent trend of a steadying labor market, Canada's job market experienced a setback in March, shedding 2,220 positions.

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The jobs market added a surprisingly strong 353,000 net new jobs in January, while the unemployment rate remained low at 3.7%.
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The U.S. economy added 336,000 net new jobs in September, proving that the labor market remains strong despite recession fears.
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Taylor Swift's Eras Tour has become the event of the summer, with some claiming it has saved the economy. Can popstars prevent recessions?
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The Federal Reserve's tightening cycle posed a threat to the manufacturing and construction sectors, but the industries have remained strong.
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Around the world, tight labor markets, economic headwinds, and new technologies have rewritten the rules of finding the right talent. Where does the world of recruiting stand now?
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Employment growth in the food services and healthcare sectors has remained strong, which could help the labor market withstand a recession.
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Recent cooling in the economy has contributed to softer price increases in the headline numbers, but inflation remains fairly stubborn.
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Canada saw another strong month of gains in April but this time the increase was driven by part-time work.
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Weekly initial unemployment claims rose slightly, but remain low and relatively flat. The labor market is cooling, but remains resilient.
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Inflation is cooling overall, but housing inflation remains stubbornly high. This neutral report underscores the pressure still on the Fed.
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Since 2020, recruiting has been difficult. In 2023, recruitment pressures have eased, reducing cost-per-application and cost-per-click.
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As the Fed tried to balance inflationary and financial pressures, its latest hike appeared almost dovish compared to past decisions.
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Though union membership rates decreased last year, labor actions notably increased. What empowered workers in 2022?
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The Personal Consumption Expenditures price index came in hotter than expected in January, suggesting inflation will be hard to shake in 2023.
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At the onset of the pandemic, females in the workforce suffered. From February to April 2020, prime-age labor force participation among women plummeted 3.5 percentage points, from 77% to 73.5%.
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Tuesday's report was a reminder of two key things: inflation is not a single number, and never decide too much from a month’s worth of data.
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The same tight labor market that has plagued recruiters in the past couple years has brought job seekers back into the fold, softening recruiting costs.
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Inflation may be turning a corner but there are still some threats that could run it off the road, some of which are still unknown.
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In the past two years, wage growth has been dramatic for low-wage workers, reducing inequality. Can this trend continue into 2023? 
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Demand in the manufacturing sector has withstood the Federal Reserve's combative monetary policy. Because of consumer spending and new investments, employment growth in the sector has been better than ever.
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The labor market cannot be defined singularly – instead, it is a collection of industries and locations that have unique reasons and demands for workers. These micro-markets are where the real changes in supply and demand occur.
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For recruiters, 2022 has been a confusing years. What economic trends contributed to the difficult recruitment landscape this year?
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This year, inflation may be a hot topic around the holiday table. Here’s what you need to know to engage meaningfully in these discussions.
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The Accommodation and Food Services sector added 78,000 new jobs last month. Strong consumer demand for services continues to bolster labor demand in the industry.
Retail sales fell by 0.6% in November, suggesting the season of giving is turning into the season of cutting back.
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The pace of price increases slowed in November, but Federal Reserve officials remain on edge, delivering pessimistic projections.
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Big tech companies have announced historic layoffs in the past month, but recent data proves that they are not the whole industry.
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Job openings fell in October, continuing to suggest cooling in the labor market. However, both openings and quits remain historically elevated.
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Warehousing suffered in October, reflecting the shifting preferences of consumers towards services and away from goods. The sector lost 20,000 jobs, its worst month since April 2020.
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A survey of worker power in three large economies shows that benefits of the tight labor market are not equivalent.
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Recently, major tech companies have engaged in devastating layoffs. But, the tech sector is still adding jobs and jobless claims remain low.
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Inflation, even the less volatile core measure, cooled in October, which is encouraging news for both the Federal Reserve and consumers.
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The elevated quits rate in retail allows employers to naturally decrease the size of their workforces just by cutting back on hiring.
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The Federal Reserve is working hard to slow the economy, but consistent rate hikes have yet to curb inflation.
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Job openings jumped in September after a dramatic decrease the month before. But wider turnover trends hint at a slowly cooling labor market.
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Early estimates of Q3 GDP show a rebound in growth, despite interest rate increases deterring housing market investment.
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Healthcare openings are declining, but recruiting costs remain stubbornly high.
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Construction employment trends in September showed strength despite economic confusion. Download the sector's Labor Market Snapshot for more!
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Initial jobless claims – a proxy for layoffs – decreased last week, evidence that the labor market is still very tight.
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Discouraged by the state of recruiting in an overheated market, employers are hoarding labor as uncertainty mounts.
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Labor force participation still lags behind its pre-pandemic level, but some age groups are faring better than others.
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Recent turnover and wage trends for restaurant workers hint at more substantial changes across the labor market.
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What would a potential recession look like in this period of high inflation and high labor demand? Looking back to 1973 may hold some clues.
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It’s been a turbulent week for the United Kingdom. Puzzling financial policy and political drama latched onto an ongoing energy crisis and a tight labour market, triggering volatility not seen in at least 20 years. 
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Retailers face uncertainty heading into the holiday season. Several factors will impact their seasonal hiring goals this year.
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