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PT Work – The New Normal?

After correcting a major error in July’s employment figures, Statistics Canada re-issued numbers indicating that 42,000 jobs were added.

jobsWhile the numbers seem encouraging, the employment gains are primarily in part-time work with approximately 18,000 full-time jobs lost and 60,000 part-time jobs added.

 

As the labour market continues to shift towards more part-time employment, economists postulate that we are becoming a nation of part-time workers.

 

StatsCan figures show that since the beginning of 2014, 13,000 new part-time jobs have been added each month.

 

David Madani, economist at Toronto-based Capital Economics, observes that “the economy is struggling to generate good quality jobs.”

 

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