And So We Lost Some More Jobs

MORE THAN 61000 CANADIANS LOST THEIR JOBS LAST MONTH…LOOKS LIKE THAT STIMULUS PACKAGE IS DOING WONDERS

 The numbers are out from Statistics Canada and for those affected by swelling layoffs, things couldn’t look more dismal. 
 Statscan says that Canadas’ unemployed ranks grew by another 61,300 people(which statistically speaks only of reported job losses as this figure may not include contractually employed persons and others who are inelgible for EI), which represents approximately half of all of the losses experienced this past January which peaked at at an all time record of 129,000 jobs lost. 
 In February things appeared to have stabilized to some degree with losses peaking at approximately 82,000, and steadily this month those figures have declined as well as the annual spring hiring blitz begins to take place in Agriculture,fishing,landscaping and that good old Canadian staple…telemarketing.(so much for the do not call gun  registry)
   Historically numerous jobs are felled each January as retailers shed part time employees in an effort to lighten up on costs during the annual retail-Christmas hangover doldrums. I would guess that a fair percentage of those jobs lost that month could be assumed to be comprised partly of those annual retail fallouts.  
 I think that as we head into spring people will start feeling less and less glum about things and eventually the economy will pull itself out of this mess, but not without some pain first. Inevitably it is almost a certainty that more people will lose their employment as employers look for ways to save a few bucks in order to survive this downtrend that seems to have hit us square in the face.
 And like I’ve said before, it’s best that people rely upon themselves first and try to create something for themselves in the way of self employment…no matter what it is or how silly it seems. The reaons for that is simple; the government is broke.
 
 
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