In the same month the United States shed 216,000 nonfarm jobs, our neighbor to the north added 27,100.
Canada’s unemployment rate is also a full percentage point lower than ours.
As American media focus on the just-released August employment data, will they point out this gain in Canada and how much better our neighbor’s labor markets are doing than ours?
Consider that as the Associated Press reported Canada’s numbers moments ago, there was absolutely no mention of how they compared to what was just released by our Labor Department (h/t John Bambenek):
Wouldn’t this have been a great spot to point out the fact that the U.S. lost 216,000 jobs in August sending our unemployment rate to 9.7 percent?
Posted on September 4, 2009 by pnaction