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Canadian workers were less likely to be laid off during the last economic recession than their counterparts during the two recessions in the early 1980s and 1990s. They were also more likely to find a job in the short term. (Full Story)
Canadian industries operated at 78.4% of their production capacity in the second quarter, down from 78.9% in the previous quarter. The decline followed seven consecutive quarterly increases in capacity utilization. (Full Story)
Canada's merchandise exports rose 2.2% and imports edged up 0.5% in July. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.4 billion in June to $753 million in July. (Full Story)
Immigrant workers were less likely to receive job-related training than their Canadian-born counterparts. (Full Story)
Federal general government employment rose by 24,000 (+5.6%), an increase that is partly attributable to the hiring of temporary workers for the Census Program. This employment growth was spread among all provinces. (Full Story)
In June, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 0.3% from the previous month to $876.27. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings were 3.0% higher compared with June 2010. (Full Story)
Canadian commuters took an average of 26 minutes to travel to work on a typical day in 2010, including all modes of transportation. The average commuting time was longest in the six largest census metropolitan areas (CMAs), each of which has a population of more than 1 million. (Full Story)
Jack Layton, 61, the leader of the New Democtaric Party has lost his fight with cancer.

The statement today from Jack Layton's wife and two children read as follows : "We deeply regret to inform you that The Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 am today, Monday August 22... (Full Story)

Consumer prices rose 2.7% in the 12 months to July, primarily the result of higher prices for gasoline and food purchased from stores. This follows a 3.1% increase in June and a 3.7% advance in May. (Full Story)
A range of projection scenarios suggest a slowdown in the rate of growth in the labour force, primarily because of the retirement of baby boomers. The overall participation rate, that is, the percentage of the total population aged 15 and over that is in the labour force, is also projected to decline. (Full Story)
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