North American labor market and trade trends

U.S. and Canadian Trade and Labor Market Trends

May 11, 2012

Canada’s labor market continues to outperform its southern neighbor’s.  U.S. non-farm payroll employment climbed only 134.5K per month in March-April, roughly half the 271.5 monthly rate of increase in January-February.  The U.S. April jobless and participation rates were 8.1% and 63.6%, and people working represented 58.4% of the country’s population.  Average hourly earnings were 1.8% […] More