12,000 new jobs in Canada last month, but jobless rate was up
The Canadian economy added 12-thousand jobs in August but the unemployment rate moved up for the first time in months as more people started looking for work. Unemployment had been steady at 6.8 per cent over the previous six months, but in August the jobless rate ticked to an even 7 per cent. Economists had expected the economy to lose 45-hundred jobs. Statistics Canada says the number of full-time jobs increased by 54,400, while part-time employment dropped by 42,400. Alberta's unemployment...