Category Archives: Employment

Gradual Easing of Restrictions Powers Initial Recovery in Employment

    I CANADA EMPLOYMENT JULY 2020 I Research Brief Gradual Easing of Restrictions Powers Initial Recovery in Employment I Roughly 40 percent of job losses recovered by June. The momentum generated in the labour market in May carried through to June with the creation of 952,900 jobs last month, bringing the unemployment rate down […]

Record Job Growth in June Precedes Infection Surge, Business Closures

  I EMPLOYMENT JULY 2020 I Research Brief Record Job Growth in June Precedes Infection Surge, Business Closures I Job growth increases as economic restoration continues. The labor market recovered further in June as unemployment fell 220 basis points to 11.1 percent and 4.8 million people returned to work, the largest monthly job gain on […]

Unexpected Job Growth Recorded As Nation Begins Reopening

    I CANADA EMPLOYMENT JUNE 2020 I Research Brief Unexpected Job Growth Recorded As Nation Begins Reopening I Canadians slowly return to work as restrictions are lifted. Employers added 290,000 jobs in May as the economy bounced back to life, though large challenges and a long road to recovery lie ahead. Economic shutdowns resulted […]

Lifted Lockdowns and Fiscal Stimulus Support Employment Growth

    I EMPLOYMENT JUNE 2020 I Research Brief Lifted Lockdowns and Fiscal Stimulus Support Employment Growth I Labor market rebounds as restrictions begin to ease. Employers added 2.5 million jobs in May to bring the unemployment rate down to 13.3 percent, indicating the worst of the economic fallout may be behind us. Economic shutdowns […]