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June's employment numbers showed a cooler labor market, with gains of 206,000 and the unemployment rate slipping to 4.1%.

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The Canadian labor market had a surprisingly strong April, but is it a sign of a lasting trend or simply a blip?
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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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Canada's labor market rebounded in February, making impressive gains of 40,700 net new jobs in a high interest rate environment.
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The Canadian labor market made some impressive employment gains in January, but trouble is still brewing under the surface.
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Canada's economy ended 2023 with weak job gains and a significant slowdown. As we move into 2024, the outlook doesn't look great.
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The Canadian labor market added 25,000 new jobs in November, while the unemployment rate rose to 5.8%.
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The Canadian labor market grew by 18,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate increased. The labor market is certainly cooling.
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Job growth surprised again in Canada last month, but strong wage growth complicates things for the Bank of Canada's fight against inflation.
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Canada's labor market is cooling, but population growth in the country remains strong. Unemployed workers face a more difficult hiring landscape.
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After a strong jobs report in June, the Canadian labor market lost 6,000 jobs in July, but underlying trends remain strong.
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The Canadian labor market came back roaring in June, adding an impressive 60,000 net new jobs.
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Canada’s liberal immigration policies are a success story. The country’s population recently reached 40 million, surpassing that of California.
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The Canadian labor market is showing signs of trouble. In May, employment dropped, and Gen Z students are partially to blame.
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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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With low unemployment and a booming service industry, the Canadian labor market continues to show strength, despite recessionary fears. Overall, the Canadian labor market added 35,000 new jobs, a 0.2% increase from last month’s gains. 
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The post-pandemic labor market has been extremely tight with many vacancies left unfilled.
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The Canadian economy added 22,000 jobs last month. Though subdued compared to January, this data shows continued labor market strength.
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Canada is facing economic challenges similar to its southern neighbour’s: tight labour market conditions and decades-high inflation.
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