Canada’s job market “sputtered” in 2013, says a new report that finds a majority of the net job creation last year involved part-time jobs, went to older workers and was concentrated in a single province.
The report from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce found Canada added 0.6 per cent new jobs in 2013 — not enough to cover population growth.
Canada created 99,000 net new jobs last year (“net” means total new jobs minus jobs lost), compared to nearly 308,000 net new jobs created in 2012, the report found.
What’s more, the net jobs created were almost all part-time (95,000 of the 99,000 jobs), “raising concerns about the quality of jobs being created,” the report said.
Of the total net new jobs, 68.6 per cent were in one province, Alberta.
“We’re not talking about one labour market. We’re talking about multiple and diverse labour markets,” study author Tina Kremmidas told the Globe and Mail.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Canada’s Job Market ‘Sputtered’ In 2013, Chamber Of Commerce Says.
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