Northeast BC unemployment drops more than half to 4.6% in 2017
06 January, 2018, 02:57 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
Red Deer region's unemployment rate is the lowest among Alberta's seven regions and well below the province's 6.9 per cent.
The Canadian dollar is likely to weaken over the coming months, a Reuters poll showed, as the Bank of Canada falls further behind the Federal Reserve on interest rate hikes due to an uncertain outlook for NAFTA and tighter domestic mortgage rules.
December's numbers bring a close to the data for 2017 as a whole, which ended up being Canada's best year for jobs since 2002, with the economy adding 422,500 jobs last year with the gains driven by 394,200 new full-time positions.
"The gains in 2017 were nearly all in full-time work, and were mainly in health care and social assistance; construction; and finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing", Stats Canada noted in its survey.
In December 2016, the unemployment rate was 6.9 per cent, the report said. That is up slightly from November's 5.0 per cent.
According to data from Statistics Canada, the December unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 per cent nationally, its lowest mark since comparable data became available in 1976. Its benchmark interest rate sits at 1 percent, while the Fed's is in a range of 1.25 percent to 1.50 percent.
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $343M; Powerball reaches $440M The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $130,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757. According to the release, the ticket bought in the town of Colfax was one of three $1 million winners Saturday night.
"Maybe the weak Canadian dollar can explain some of the traded sector's growth", said Jia.
"We think that today's report is enough to push governor Poloz into a rate hike later this month", CIBC economist Nick Exarhos wrote Friday in a research note to clients.
The unemployment rate in Kitchener-Waterloo fell to 4.9 per cent, but only because of a 2,100-worker drop in the local labour force. The work force last December included 2.32 million workers compared with 2.27 in December 2016.
'US Mainland in Our Nuclear Strike Range' - Kim Jong South Korean President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly expressed his hope that the North will participate in the Winter Games. He said North Korea's nuclear deterrent was "irreversible" and that it would prevent Trump from starting a war.
Saskatchewan had its first noticeable employment increase in 10 months as almost 5,000 jobs were added to the economy in December.
Creagh said coffee shops have been "pulling the wool" over customers' eyes by saying their cups are recyclable. MPs say if cup recycling doesn't improve drastically by 2023 , they'll be banned completely.
Adults and children fled from the three stories of apartments above, including a man who ran outside with no shirt and no shoes. The 23 civilians - including nine children - and a firefighter were rushed to hospitals after the 7-alarm blaze, Nigro said.
The pickup in December's manufacturing PMI came on the back of strong demand both at home and overseas . Concerns over relatively subdued client demand and government policy changes dampened confidence.
Devices from Amazon and Google are the clear leaders in the smart speaker category with their respective Echo and Home products. You might, for example, tell Alexa to set the microwave for 3 minutes or ask Alexa to preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
With everything being released before his Super Bowl performance, time can only tell if he will perform any music from the album. Man of the Woods makes it debut at the flawless time as Timberlake is set to perform at the 52 Super Bowl on February 4, 2018.
Frederik Andersen gave Chris Tierney a big gift but pulled the rug out from under him and the San Jose Sharks when it mattered. Patrick Marleu evened the score with his old friends, winning the rematch against his former-team on home ice in a shootout.
According to NASA , January's first full moon - nicknamed a wolf moon - will take place on January 1 and it will be a supermoon. This year on Halloween, for instance, the last-quarter moon will come within less than 4 hours of perigee.
Trump had reasoned that the U.S. is "starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders". But even if Pakistan did everything the US asked, it's highly uncertain this would yield stability in Afghanistan.
Here's the first poster of the film. " Zero ", as the film is titled, also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma alongside SRK. The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Pooja Hegde and Saqib Saleem.
Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit
They're arguing that Wixen's contract with their songwriters won't let them take legal actions on the songwriters behalf. The suit seeks damages of $150,000 apiece for more than 10,000 songs represented by Wixen that it says are unlicensed.
Oil dips after hitting highest since mid
If the deal holds until the end of this year, Russia's oil production growth could stall, considering its commitment to the pact. However, rising USA production, which is on the verge of breaking through 10 million bpd, has tempered the bullish outlook.
IMA strike: Hospital Services affect in Odisha
The outpatient departments in private hospitals were closed in support of the strike called by the Indian Medical Association. Similarly in Karnataka, hundreds of private hospitals shut their OPDs to protest against the NMC Bill, 2017.
Dangerous Cold To Start 2018
Places such as Boston are on track to break the longest stretch of below-20-degrees days in its recorded history. Sub-freezing temperatures will return Wednesday night and persist through at least Friday afternoon.
Civil rights activist Erica Garner has passed away
A message posted on her Twitter account said she had brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". We send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to her friends and family during this time .