U.S. and Canadian labor markets

U.S. and Canadian Labor Statistics

November 2, 2012

U.S. labor statistics in the final report before the election were better than expected.  Nonfarm payroll jobs climbed 171K in October, 46K more than consensus estimates. Combined employment growth in August September was revised upward by 84K. The jobless rate of 7.9% remained below the psychologically important 8.0% level. The broadest measure of joblessness and […] More

U.S. and Canadian December Labor Market Data

January 6, 2012

The U.S. jobs figures were better than expected, while Canada’s statistics fell a bit shy of forecasts. U.S. unemployment of 8.5% was down from an upwardly revised 8.7% in November, 9.1% in mid-2011, and 9.4% at the end of 2010.  Over the course of 2010, the jobless rate had declined a half-percentage point, or roughly […] More