Windsor's jobless rate becomes third-highest in Canada

US Employment Trends Chart ISM Survey vs NFP

It also appeared that Trump was secretly disappointed with the latest jobs report if history was any indication.

"Given that GDP growth is running below potential, we suspect that the underlying trend in job growth could remain fairly muted, which would see the unemployment rate creep higher towards six per cent and the Bank of Canada responding with an interest rate cut in April", Grantham said.

Reports on housing, trade and consumer spending have suggested that the economic expansion, now in its 11th year, is not in immediate danger of being derailed by a recession. Also, "hires", as captured in Graph 2, appear to have been moving sideways more than upwards. That would be fewer than November's 266,000 but still enough to accommodate population growth and thereby hold down the unemployment rate. "Leisure and hospitality" jobs weren't far behind at +40,000.

Although job numbers fell sharply in B.C., the unemployment rate was still the lowest in Canada at 4.8%, down 0.2 percentage points from a month earlier. In 2019, trucking experienced job losses in six months, including five of the last six months. The report offers a cleaner read on manufacturing and overall employment after a strike involving 46,000 General Motors Co. workers subtracted from the October count and propped up the November reading.

JOLTS - Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. And low US unemployment is still stunning.

The compensation increases for construction workers were worse on all four counts.

Employment climbed in Greater Victoria to 198,300 positions last month, from 196,600 in November, Statistics Canada said in its monthly labour report.

Iran tensions after Soleimani killing: All the latest updates
Just hours earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said the US didn't know when or where attacks might occur. Violent protests by supporters of Iranian militias followed in front of the United States embassy in Baghdad.

In a previous estimate, analysts had expected a 0.3% increase in average hourly earnings in December. While observers are still awaiting a verdict on the holiday shopping data, there are indications that the American consumer continues to be a source of strength in the United States.

Unemployment rates fell for nearly all categories, with the exception of men aged 55 and over, where it rose from 4.9 percent to five.

Canada achieved a strong record of jobs creation in 2019. This marks the largest employment loss in the sector since January 2016, when almost 17,000 jobs were eliminated.

The Canadian economy added 35,200 jobs in December, fuelled by a gain in full-time jobs, to post the first monthly increase in jobs since September. The bottom line is that construction employment in Canada has remained almost flat for several years.

During 2019, Canada's total jobs count rose by +320,000.

Regionally, Ontario and Quebec led the job gains. In 2019, the best month in employment was January's increase of more than 30,000 jobs.

Related News:

  • Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hoping to face 49ers despite ankle injury

    Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen hoping to face 49ers despite ankle injury

    Vikings safety Jayron Kearse was officially listed as doubtful for Saturday's playoff game against the 49ers. On the punt to Ameer Abdullah, it was muffed and recovered by Raheem Mostert.
    From Mayonnaise To Eggshell: CNN Announces Iowa Debate Podium Order

    From Mayonnaise To Eggshell: CNN Announces Iowa Debate Podium Order

    A new poll shows President Trump trailing five of the Democratic presidential candidates in MI - a key battleground state. Pollsters said that Sanders' received a good showing in the poll, but that it wasn't an uncontested lead.
    TiVo surprises with 4K streaming device

    TiVo surprises with 4K streaming device

    Roku Inc (NASDAQ: ROKU), which TiVo's new product could take a bite out of, traded lower by 2.4% to $139.90 per share. Over at CES, TiVo is showing a new streaming device that may rival Google's Chromecast and Amazon's Fire TV series.
  • British royal family hurt and disappointed by Harry and Meghan announcement

    British royal family hurt and disappointed by Harry and Meghan announcement

    The news comes after The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took several weeks off at the end of past year for personal time. Prince Harry , Markle , and their son Archie will also be traveling back and forth from London to North America.
    Sultan Qaboos of Oman dies aged 79, successor vows to pursue peace

    Sultan Qaboos of Oman dies aged 79, successor vows to pursue peace

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Qaboos was "an exceptionally wise and respected leader who will be missed enormously". Condolences poured in for the white-bearded Qaboos with Arab and Western leaders praising what they described as his wise rule.
    Pelosi To Send Articles Of Impeachment To Senate Next Week

    Pelosi To Send Articles Of Impeachment To Senate Next Week

    The president's fate is all but certain: The Constitution requires two-thirds of the Senate - or 67 senators - to support removal. West Virginia's three House members - David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller - voted against the articles of impeachment.
  • Taco Bell giving workers raises, new benefits

    Taco Bell giving workers raises, new benefits

    Those interested in applying should submit a two-minute video about their passion before January 23, 2020. We're excited to shake things up and make 2020 even more about what matters most: "our objective ".
    Taiwanese president ahead of challenger in election

    Taiwanese president ahead of challenger in election

    Tsai Ing-wen waves after addressing supporters following her re-election as President of Taiwan on January 11, 2020 in Taipei. President Tsai Ing-wen waves as she arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in New Taipei City on Saturday.
    Crafters can help injured animals of the Australian bush fires

    Crafters can help injured animals of the Australian bush fires

    Authorities fear a southerly shift in winds due later in the day will fan the flames and change the direction of many fires. A military helicopter flies above a burning woodchip mill in Eden, in Australia's New South Wales state on Jan, 6, 2020.
  • Two US military service members killed in Afghanistan

    Two US military service members killed in Afghanistan

    That would give a window in which the US and the Taliban could then forge an agreement to withdraw all of America's troops. There are now approximately 12,000 USA soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, down from a peak of roughly 100,000 in 2011.
    Tesla opens Chinese plant as era of real competition begins

    Tesla opens Chinese plant as era of real competition begins

    The market share of these pricier vehicles of total new-energy vehicle sales expanded from 6.2% in 2017 to 25.4% in October 2019. In October 2018, the company was granted approval to use an 864,885-square-meter tract of land in Lingang for its Shanghai plant.
    Some within Lakers expect Davis to prefer three-year deal to five

    Some within Lakers expect Davis to prefer three-year deal to five

    Kuzma has struggled with a foot injury this season, which has already affected his efficacy as the "sixth man". While Davis plans to officially enter the market, he is still widely expected to re-sign with the Lakers.

Most liked

Titans-Ravens matchup features five Heisman Trophy winners
Can the Titans either slow down or keep up with Jackson? - The Titans have won and covered in six of their last eight games. We can tell you Tierney is leaning under, but he also says a critical x-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back.

Quake-ravaged Puerto Rico rocked by magnitude 6 aftershock
The island has seen hundreds of quakes and aftershocks since the new year began, according to data from the U.S. Wanda Vázquez Garced this week declared a state of emergency and activated the Puerto Rico National Guard.

United States military unsuccessfully targeted second Iranian official in Yemen
Washington killed an Iranian general last week in Iraq, prompting Tehran to fire at US targets. One such attack on Dec 27 resulted in the death of an American interpreter, Nawres Hamid.

Swiss back channel helped defuse US-Iran tensions after Soleimani strike
Under the agreement, world powers offered Iran relief from global sanctions in return for limits on its nuclear program. The secretary of state broadened it to include "American facilities", including military bases throughout the region.

United States tried to take out another Iranian leader, but failed
On Friday, the USA announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran's textile, construction, manufacturing or mining, steel and iron sectors.

Selena Gomez Quitting Instagram After Her Album Drops
This caused Selena to promise that she will never make an overly sexual video again, arguing that they are not "necessary" anyway. Flown in because I was hurt and was going through something .

Texas tells Trump it won't participate in refugee resettlement
Gary Herbert is a big proponent of refugee resettlement and has asked the federal government to send more, not less, to the state. Abhi Rahman, a spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party, said Abbott's decision "is in complete opposition to our Texas values".

Blast during a Taliban meeting in Pakistan kills 30 including ISI members
Both he and hospital officials said the death toll from the bombing could rise as some of the wounded were in critical condition. Some are Sunni militant groups who have in the past targeted the country's minority Shiite Muslims.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Getting A New Co-Op Mode via DLC
While trying to find out what is going on, they work together to help save other Pokemon from mystery dungeons . That said, once you get to endgame, there isn't much to do if you've completed the Pokedex.

Strong winds and heavy rain Today — ALERT DAY
Strong storms and heavy rains will make their way east throughout the day, impacting states from Texas to Maine. Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes remain the main threat but hail and flash flooding will be possible, too.

Mysterious virus spreads in China, over 40 people infected
Shortness of breath, chills and body aches are associated with more risky kinds of coronavirus , according to the U.S. No deaths have been reported, nor has any case been reported of human-to-human transmission.

Justin Chambers Quits 'Grey's Anatomy: Alex Karev's 10 Best Moments
If the 350th episode is truly Chambers' final episode, then Grey's Anatomy fans will be left with an overwhelming flood of questions.

Brady Hoke Officially Lands New College Football Job
Wicker also said he was "in the process" of sitting down with Long to "discuss ways we can improve our program". Long said he listened to those coaches inquiring about those jobs and even visited a couple of those schools.

Lizzie McGuire Reboot Loses Original Creator and Showrunner
Perhaps Minsky wasn't on board with the vision Disney + had for its version of Lizzie McGuire . She later took to the official Disney + Instagram to share her excitement for the series.

The Dow Jones hits 29,000 for the 1st time in history
Thus far, each the U.S. and Iran have exclusively trade threats and it stays unclear how the battle will escalate additional. Japan's Nikkei 225 leaped 2.3%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.7% and South Korea's Kospi rose 1.6%.