More people working in Windsor, not enough to boost jobless rate

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Employment increased by 55,900 in February, all full-time jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday in Ottawa, building on a 66,800 gain in January. Much of the increase in Canada's population comes from worldwide working-age migrants.

This is the best month for jobs since 2012, and this strong February comes after an even stronger January.

"The sudden surge in jobs in Canada comes as a bit of a head scratcher for economists because other recent economic data, including gross domestic product and inflation, have been suggesting the economy is softening". Canada's jobless rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent, even with the employment gains, because more people were looking for work. By 1991 the number went up to 75.9 per cent.

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However, Starmer said the party would not be seeking to secure support in parliament for a second referendum on Tuesday. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said the appeal was "more like a sign of desperation".

The province saw job losses in agriculture, down 1,800 jobs, construction, down 6,300 jobs, and transport and warehousing employment down by 2,300 jobs. The agency said the number of more desirable employee positions in the private sector climbed by 31,800 last month, while public sector jobs rose 8,900. In a speech on Thursday, central bank deputy governor Lynn Patterson highlighted Canada's strong employment numbers as one bright spot in a mixed bag of economic data. Rounding things out was a 15.1k net increase in self-employment.

A second consecutive month of bumper job gains quelled concerns that Canada's economy could be headed for a recession and cooled market expectations that the Bank of Canada could cut interest rates by the end of the year.

However, Alberta's oil and gas sector wasn't actually a contributing factor in the increased unemployment rate, as that industry saw an increase in 2,600 jobs over the past month.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Poll dates likely to be announced today
Polling in Karnataka will be held on April 18 for 14 constituencies and for the remaining 14 will be on April 23. The election schedules were announced by the full commission led by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora .

"Continued strength in job creation, especially full time, alongside recovering wage growth will help support income and spending growth this year", Alicia Macdonald, principal economist for The Conference Board of Canada, wrote in a research note.

In Waterloo Region, the rate dropped from 4.9 per cent in January to 4.7 per cent in February.

Nintendo Switch goes VR via upcoming Labo VR Kits
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