Major bank reports about the state of the economy are part of Canada’s information landscape and pretty much always have been. They are designed to tell us, in rationalized detail, where things are at. The reports set us up for what to expect from the major players in the country’s economic existence. This last one is a bit of a doozy, though. Most new jobs created in Canada since the 2009 recession have been part time. Last year, every single one was. Is this good?
Canada created lots of jobs last year. Almost all were part time: TD
The joys of human-made economic systems are locked in place structurally. Do you have a great job? No, how could you?
Fewer than 200 million worldwide have great jobs
Four pages packed with bad things about the decline in the value of work to working people in Canada. What you’ve been hearing about crap, part time gigs with low wages, it’s all true. Welcome to the new Canada.
In focus. On the quality of employment in Canada
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Hey, let’s beat us down some poverty – one small manufacturer at a time. Sound like a plan?
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Numbers from Seattle, WA indicate city economy did not suffer a spike in unemployment because of an increase to the minimum wage there.
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