Hiring in Canada cools down in June
Following May’s staggering increases of 95,000 jobs being added to the Canadian economy, the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey for June tells a very different story. The overall employment rate and number of jobs remained unchanged last month.
There was however, a drop in 32,000 full-time jobs nationally which was offset by an almost identical increase in 32,000 more part-time jobs being added to the economy.
Still, the job market in this country is slowly but steadily improving. In the first half of 2013, employment has grown by an average of 14,000 more jobs per month. In the last half of 2012, we were adding an average of 27,000 jobs monthly. This means that the Canadian economy has added over 240,000 jobs since this time last year.
In June, employment increased in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, while it declined in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Employment was up in professional, scientific and technical services, and it was down declined in accommodation and food services as well as information, culture and recreation.
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