Canada's Unemployment Rate Plunges To Lowest In Nearly A Decade

Canada economic growth slows to 1.7 pct in third quarter

Ontario and BC lead employment growth in Canada

The consensus among economists had been for an increase of 10,000 jobs in November, and for the unemployment rate to reach 6.2 per cent. That rate is the country's lowest since February 2008, months before the Great Recession took its toll on the economy.

Alberta's economy overall reached 7.3 per cent last month, which is the lowest it's been in in almost two years.

The slowdown marks the end of a rally for the Canadian economy that had, until now, lead its peers in the Group of Seven industrialized nations (G7).

Houthi rebels killed in N.Yemen clashes: Army
Mr Hadi, in a statement after a meeting with his advisors, also said he was ready to work with Mr Saleh against the Houthis. Officials working at the TV station say Houthis raided its headquarters.

At the Bank of Canada's next rate-policy decision on Wednesday, analysts at TD Securities say they expect Governor Stephen Poloz "to stop broadcasting the view that there is still slack in the labour market". Part of the reason Poloz may have to act sooner is linked to another positive piece of economic data in Friday's report: rising wage growth.

"If that trend holds up it will be hard for the Bank of Canada to remain on the sidelines much longer", RBC economist Josh Nye wrote in a research note to clients. For the September-to-November period, Canada added roughly 230,000 full-time jobs, or the strongest three-month gain in over a decade.

Looking at the bigger picture, employment rose 2.1 per cent across the country in the 12 months leading up to November as the economy added 390,000 net jobs.

Southampton player defends Manchester City's Guardiola over pep talk
Explaining his comments to Redmond, he added: "I said what good a player he is". I didn't know him last season, I realised how good he is.

Exports fell while imports were flat, business investment weakened, and household outlays pulled back slightly from the previous quarter, said Statistics Canada.

In fact, the number of full-time jobs has increased by an even larger number - 441,000 in the past year, StatsCan said, for the strongest pace in 18 years.

Columbia County teen afraid to leave country with former soccer coach
Her former soccer coach Rian Rodriguez, 27, is now in jail on a charge of interference with a child's custody. The 17-year-old was located safe in central NY on Friday. "I know that she to some degree left on her own".

Latest News