Canada’s economy created more jobs than expected in December after three months of disappointing employment numbers, once again outperforming the United States, where labor market recovery failed to gain momentum. About 22,000 more Canadians were working in December than in November, primarily because of an inexplicable surge in manufacturing jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6%, according to Statistics Canada’s labor force survey released on Friday. Read more here.
Summary Labour Force Survey data and links to the data files are on the Statistics Canada website here.