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Following a large gain the month before, employment was little changed in October as an increase in full-time work was mostly offset by losses in part time. The unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 6.2%, driven by an increase in the number of people looking for work. (Full Story)
In 2006, Canada's rural population had declined to about 19% of the country's population, compared with 20% in 2001. (Full Story)
In 2007, about 2.7 million Canadians aged 45 and over, or approximately one-fifth of the total in this age group, provided some form of unpaid care to seniors (people 65 years of age or older) who had long-term health problems, according to Statistics Canada. (Full Story)
Geneva/Jerusalem - The situation of several hundred seriously ill patients in the Gaza Strip who cannot obtain urgently needed medical treatment is extremely worrying, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). (Full Story)
Spousal violence was most prevalent in Nunavut and Quebec in 2006, and least prevalent in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, according to police data examined by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. (Full Story)
Telecommunities Canada (TC) launched the “Internet for Everyone” campaign that seeks to put a national ICT strategy back on the federal agenda. (Full Story)
Global literacy rates continue to rise but some regions are still lagging sharply behind in the campaign to ensure that everyone can read and write, a United Nations report released today finds. (Full Story)
From 2005 to 2006, births were up in every province and territory except for Nova Scotia and the Northwest Territories, according to a study by Statistics Canada. Quebec and Alberta were the largest contributors to the national increase in births, accounting for 70% of the total increase. (Full Story)
 A new study by Statistics Canada reveals that university-educated immigrants aged 25 to 54 who arrived in Canada within the previous five years were less likely to be employed in 2007 than their Canadian born counterparts. This was true regardless of the country in which they obtained their degree. (Full Story)
While conventional television revenues declined for the first time in a decade in 2007, revenues for pay and specialty television continued to climb. Public and non-commercial conventional television was hardest hit by the slowdown, which affected both its advertising revenue and grants, according to a study by Statistics Canada. (Full Story)
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