Alberta created the most jobs in March, but there’s more to the story

There’s nothing like getting ready for an interview to provide an opportunity to delve into statistics. The employment statistics released on Friday by Statistics Canada may sound good at first, but they raise more questions than they answer. The numbers show that 20,400 new jobs were created in Alberta in March. (Remember that no one

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Halloween by the numbers

Across the country, Canadians are gearing up for Halloween, preparing to dress up as Elsa from Frozen, a  good old vampire, doing their best pizza rat — or just staying home and eating candy. We decided to pull together some Halloween numbers. You might find the numbers surprising (or even a little spooky). The Retail

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Western Canada contributes to Canada’s employment growth in 2014

This week, another Canadian agency provided a surprise data release. Statistics Canada released the revision to its labour force numbers on Jan. 28, showing that in Canada, overall employment increased by 121,300 positions in 2014. This was down from a Jan. 9 report which indicated an employment increase of 183,000. Statistics Canada indicated the revision was

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