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Old Posted Apr 19, 2011, 6:52 PM
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oh boy, Alberta is gonna lose half it's population!

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I wish.

One of Danny's dreams was to fly an airbus into Fort Mac and take home all the Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
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No work yet in oil patch, but you’re hired
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Increase text size Canada’s oil patch is resorting to increasingly unusual measures to secure workers ahead of a coming labour shortage, with one company hiring engineers before work is available and another resorting to a province-wide electronic blitz.

Triple-digit oil prices have fuelled a substantial comeback in Alberta, which has seen its unemployment rate tumble as employers brought back nearly 70,000 jobs over the past year.
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Canada's national unemployment rate was 7.7 per cent in April. Here's what happened provincially (previous month in brackets):
Newfoundland 11.1 (12.4)

Prince Edward Island 11.2 (11.2)

Nova Scotia 9.2 (9.0)

New Brunswick 10.0 (9.6)

Quebec 7.8 (7.7)

Ontario 7.9 (8.1)

Manitoba 5.2 (5.5)

Saskatchewan 5.0 (5.2)

Alberta 5.9 (5.7)

British Columbia 7.9 (8.1)

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Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities but cautions the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. (Previous month in brackets.)

St. John's, N.L. 5.7 (6.5)

Halifax 6.6 (6.6)

Moncton, N.B. 7.8 (8.1)

Saint John, N.B. 6.8 (6.4)

Saguenay, Que. 7.7 (7.8)

Quebec 6.8 (6.3)

Sherbrooke, Que. 6.9 (7.3)

Trois-Rivieres, Que. 8.7 (8.5)

Montreal 8.0 (8.1)

Gatineau, Que. 6.8 (6.8)

Ottawa 6.3 (6.5)

Kingston, Ont. 7.1 (6.8)

Peterborough, Ont. 9.6 (9.7)

Oshawa, Ont. 9.9 (8.9)

Toronto 8.5 (8.5)

Hamilton 5.5 (6.0)

St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 9.2 (9.5)

Kitchener, Ont. 6.9 (6.7)

Brantford, Ont. 8.9 (9.2)

Guelph, Ont. 7.2 (7.3)

London, Ont. 8.3 (8.3)

Windsor, Ont. 10.7 (9.7)

Barrie, Ont. 8.8 (8.9)

Sudbury, Ont. 7.9 (7.6)

Thunder Bay, Ont. 7.3 (7.0)

Winnipeg 5.7 (5.7)

Regina 5.6 (5.6)

Saskatoon 6.1 (5.7)

Calgary 5.9 (6.1)

Edmonton 5.7 (5.8)

Kelowna, B.C. 8.1 (7.8)

Abbotsford, B.C. 9.4 (10.2)

Vancouver 8.4 (8.2)

Victoria 6.2 (6.3)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...rticle2012359/

St. John's now has the third lowest unemployment rate in the country!! Last mounth I think it was number 10.
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St. John's now has the third lowest unemployment rate in the country!! Last mounth I think it was number 10.


All the unemployed newfyies are moving back to Fort Mc.
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St. John's now has the third lowest unemployment rate in the country!! Last mounth I think it was number 10.
What's up with BC?
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All the unemployed newfyies are moving back to Fort Mc.
Well if they moved there it wouldn't effect our employment.
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Well if they moved there it wouldn't effect our employment.
I have a feeling some people are surprised to see that urban areas in the atlantic provinces have some of the best employment rates in the country and want to find backwards reasoning for it. It's the rural areas that really drag this region down while the cities are doing perfectly fine. Im not sure how many people realize this .
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^ that's just common knowledge for any region.

rural areas and smaller centres have more seasonal employment, more resource based employment and much different types of jobs than large cities do.

For most the choice between living rural and in the city is a matter of lifestyle, not economy
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b.c. really seems to be having a post olympic hangover right now. Manitoba and sask gained more people than b.c. last quarter and now these unemployment stats are pretty bad.
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BC has never really had strong employment numbers, I don't think the olympics has anything to do with it.

As with the rural areas, BC is more about lifestyle than economy for a lot of people.
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I don't know I remember a year or 2 ago b.c. had unemployment at 6.4%
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Well if they moved there it wouldn't effect our employment.
Unemployed people leaving st johns would, wouldn't it....

anyways, i was being fictitious.
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I don't know I remember a year or 2 ago b.c. had unemployment at 6.4%
The building frenzy helped but traditionally BC's employment figures have not been that good. When I was cutting my teeth in construction in Vancouver 12-13 years ago good jobs were hard to get and pay scales were very low.

And remember, 6.4 may have been good by BC standards but by Alberta standards that's fairly high

But that's the price you pay to live in paradise though
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^ that's just common knowledge for any region.
Yes, but the view of Atlantic Canada as "any region" economically is very new. Traditionally (1920-2000 or so) the Atlantic region was a kind of whipping boy within Canada. People in other regions were happy to pin its poor economic performance on supposed local cultural failings or any number of other uncontrollable factors.
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Currently living in Sydney, NS , I can assure you that the economy here totally sucks and is not improving.

I meet everyday people leaving for Alberta or Saskatchewan.

Don't fool yourself, if those numbers are improving, it's only an illusion!
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Sitting in Sydney and saying that the Atlantic economy sucks is like sitting in Thunder Bay and saying that Ontario's economy sucks.
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Except Halifax, Nova Scotia is a terrible shit hole, economically speaking.

I'm here for a government contract.
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Except Halifax, Nova Scotia is a terrible shit hole, economically speaking.
That's not what the labour and wage statistics seem to suggest. It's also not what I found when I lived there; I had no problem finding interesting jobs. I am not aware of any friends there who are unemployed, but I do know a bunch who are in their mid-20s and already have found jobs as doctors, lawyers, researchers, workers in high tech companies, etc.

I talked to an American once who said Halifax was a shithole and he would never consider living there. It turned out he was rejected for a couple of jobs there. Interesting that he was looking for jobs in a shithole he'd refuse to move to!
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On CBC news right now they are talking about the difference in the employment on the Avalon Peninsula and the rest of the province. Over 50% of the population live on the Avalon and the unemployment rate is just over 8%. In the four other regions of the province the unemployment rate ranges from 19% to 21%.
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Unemployment rate here in Singapore is 1.9%.... just sayin.
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