For those of you interested in such things, I have uploaded Service Canada’s monthly labour market report for New Brunswick. It’s an interesting read. Moncton, for example, saw an increase in employment in January (year over year) but a much faster increase in the labour force leading to a spike in the unemployment rate (even though employment is up). This trend is an interesting one given the recent announcements at companies such as UPS that are paring back their workforce in Moncton. Saint John saw a fairly step drop in its labour market size coupled with a small drop in its employment which actually led to a decline in its unemployment rate (even though employment is down).