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How to prepare for robots entering the workforce

Imagine with me for a moment. You are a taxi cab driver who earns minimum wage, trying to pay off car and mortgage payments, while More...

What 27 weeks of unemployment does to the American worker

With the American economy improving, the average time for an American worker to be unemployed has dropped from 25 weeks, to just 13 before finding More...

It’s time to dispel myths about the Labour Force Survey

Media and news coverage is a finicky business and has the ability to persuade or change the attitude of viewers very easily, including worrying viewers More...

How closing the ‘word gap’ could give poorer kids an equal chance at success

With children from higher income housing being exposed to 30 million more words by the age of three than lower income housing children, is there More...

Canada lost 4,300 jobs in December

Canada’s job market limped to a lacklustre close in December while the U.S. labour market continued to gallop ahead. The diverging labour market reports sent More...

The rise of men who don’t work, and what they do instead

The number of men in the prime age of 25 to 54 that are unemployed is growing.  The question now is what are those who More...

The vanishing male worker; How America fell behind

The amount of males working in America has sharply declined since the 1960’s.  Males in the prime age group of 25 to 54 years old More...

Canada’s job surprise surge: What the economists say

The Canadian economy created an unexpectedly strong 43,100 jobs in October, all of them in the private sector and mostly full-time positions, pushing the unemployment More...

Ontario the engine of growth as unemployment drops to six-year low

Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 per cent in October, its lowest level in six years, as the economy created a better than expected 43,100 More...

Jobless rate falls to 6.8%: Could steady job growth be Canada’s new reality?

OTTAWA – If we stand back a bit and look at the big picture, North America seems to be in pretty good shape – certainly More...

Unemployment falls to near six-year low

Canada’s unemployment rate plunged to 6.8 per cent in September, its lowest level in nearly six years, as the economy generated an eye-popping 74,100 net More...

U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 percent

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent last month, the lowest since mid-2008, as job growth continued its best string of monthly gains since More...