Home Economic indicators
Digital illustration of Financial economic growth concept

U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. The Labor Department said wage gains, meanwhile, fell from January to 2.6% year-over-year. Strong hourly wage growth had spooked markets last month because it […]

new employee office new job appointment notice promotion

The February numbers nudged the national unemployment rate down to 5.8% from 5.9% in January

The seasonally adjusted annual rate increased to 229,737 units whereas economists had been expecting 216,600

Business chart with glowing arrows and world map

StatsCan reports that imports fell by 4.3% in January while exports fell by 2.1% as seven of 11 sectors dropped

Building silhouettes of a city and Canadian flag

Measures to facilitate greater female participation in the labour force could help boost GDP and the government’s fiscal position

Maintaining Profits economic growth chart businessmen illustration

Canada’s manufacturing sector gained 1.8%, the largest monthly increase since February 2014

Higher sales at gasoline stations and electronics and appliance stores

Businessman hand showing financial report on table

The food, beverage and tobacco subsector led the increase

Rate hike argument builds as poll shows companies to hire, invest more

Canada’s economy surges on 4.5% GDP growth in Q2

The unemployment rate of 5.7% in December should be enough for the BoC to hike interest rates later in January, CIBC economist predicts