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Canada has job creation gap

Initial job recovery numbers based on old data


 

New data shows the economy is roughly 30,000 jobs short of having regained all the jobs lost during recession. Statistics Canada’s new findings contradict earlier claims by the agency that employment had fully recovered from the downturn that led to 428,000 jobs lost. The initial projection was based on census data from 2001. The revised numbers are based on 2006 data, and show 398,000 jobs were created.

Financial Post


 
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Canada has job creation gap

  1. Once the census stops being a reliable source of data – which will happen this year – the government of the day will be able to claim any number of jobs gained that they want to. What will stop them?

  2. Once the census stops being a reliable source of data – which will happen this year – the government of the day will be able to claim any number of jobs gained that they want to. What will stop them?

    • I think you're forgetting that the short form census still exists. It's probably this raw data that the numbers are pulled from, along with tax return data. More detailed policy programs are based on the long form figures.

  3. Canada has a credibility gap.

  4. Canada has a credibility gap.

  5. I think you're forgetting that the short form census still exists. It's probably this raw data that the numbers are pulled from, along with tax return data. More detailed policy programs are based on the long form figures.

  6. Clearly, the mature response is to blame this squarely on Harper, as he is a bold faced liar.
    Or, we could simply say that yes, the numbers were old and now we have an accurate picture. I'm glad StatsCan released this – at least we're on the right track to recovery, however slow.

  7. Clearly, the mature response is to blame this squarely on Harper, as he is a bold faced liar.
    Or, we could simply say that yes, the numbers were old and now we have an accurate picture. I'm glad StatsCan released this – at least we're on the right track to recovery, however slow.

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