March labour force data

People say I’m too monotonous with my concern over the labour market stats that come out every months. Especially when Al Hogan and Samuel Lebreton love to gush about how great things are. At least the CBC last month actually mentioned the precipitous drop in the labour force.

So I won’t say a thing this month. I’ll just ask you for a favour. Go to the release. Scroll down to the year over year (March to March) size of the labour force. Statistics Canada does it for you. Shows the percentage decline. Shows that New Brunswick is the only province in Canada to….

Ooops.

I said I wasn’t going to say anything.

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0 Responses to March labour force data

  1. scott says:

    I was wondering when you were going to post these stats. lol

    I know you must be getting sick of my postings so I’ll make just one quick comment on the fact that unemployment was down up in almost all regions of the country.

    As you can see, most of the growth was powered by a good chunk of females in the service sector. Anyway, regardless of the inbalance in the gender demographic, one could make a good case for supply over demand when analyzing these statistics. If it was the latter, then you would see a rise in wages which wasn’t the case here. Which is why I’m cautiously optimistic about these numbers.

    Btw, I’m packing it [the blogging] in for a little while. So have good spring and summer break. Don’t work too hard and I’ll see you back at the old stand next fall when things start getting interesting again. (hint, hint)

  2. scott says:

    “down up”. Who said I wasn’t a politician in training? lol It should read “down”.

  3. Anonymous says:

    To make things worse it looks like the Irish project is over too. Irving wins again.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I doubt Irving has much to do with that. It has ‘scam’ written all over it. Don’t trust any developer that is selling units on land it doesn’t even own.

  5. MonctonLandlord says:

    How reliable is the data?

    Last week I met a good friend for a beer, he relocated to Alberta last June, so I said do not forget to claim your moving expenses on your tax return. His response puzzled me: I can’t, my employer prefers that I declare NB my princial residence for now…!!!

    Last election, another buddy was down here for a week… He said: Well, I got a voting card waiting for me at my folks, I am going to vote! (he has been in Ontario since 1999).

    Data… If only it were reliable.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sometimes people aren’t reliable as well! The second is called ‘voter fraud’. Got a name?