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The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits decreased for the third consecutive month in April, down 28,600 (-5.3%) to 513,700. (Full Story)
Seniors accounted for 14.8% of the population in 2011, up from 13.7% in 2006. However, the proportion of seniors in Canada remained among the lowest of the G8 countries. (Full Story) has just released a tool that displays the names of the over sixty Members of Parliament—nearly two-thirds of opposition party members—who have signed up as Pro-Privacy MPs, and taken a stand against warrantless online spying legislation in Canada (Bill C-30).  (Full Story)
The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds totalled $1.1 trillion at the end of the fourth quarter, a 3.4% increase from the previous quarter. (Full Story)
The German police has confirmed that Luka Magnotta, the “Canadian psycho” killer, has been arrested in Berlin. He was picked up in an Internet café in the German capital.
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In March, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $888.34, up 0.8% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings rose 2.1%. (Full Story)
Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis was 3.6 million in the first quarter, up 0.2% from the fourth quarter of 2011. (Full Story)
Membership in registered pension plans (RPPs) in Canada amounted to 6,065,750 in 2010, an increase of 42,000 or 0.7% from 2009. Membership increased in public sector plans, but declined in private sector plans. (Full Story)
In 2011, 13%, or 904,000, of the 6.8 million Canadians aged 15 to 29 were neither in school nor did they have a job. This proportion, which has changed little during the past decade, has been among the lowest of all G7 nations. (Full Story)
Retail sales edged down 0.2% to $38.9 billion in February, largely offsetting the gain in January. New car dealers accounted for most of the decline. Lower sales were reported in 5 of 11 subsectors, representing 57% of total retail sales. (Full Story)
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