Corrected StatsCan report shows 42,000 jobs created in July, not 200

Statistics Canada has released corrected July jobs numbers that show the economy actually gained nearly 42,000 jobs last month _ well above the paltry 200 jobs the agency incorrectly reported a week ago.

The agency says the error resulted from a major redesign of its market-moving Labour Force Survey that occurs every 10 years when one program was not updated, which it calls a human error.

The mistake resulted in Statistics Canada overestimating full-time job losses.
The number of full-time job losses is now 18,000 instead of the 60,000 figure reported last week.

The number of part-time gains remains unchanged at about 60,000.
Canada's unemployment rate also remains unchanged at 7.0 per cent in July, from 7.1 per cent the previous month.

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  1. joeN posted on 08/15/2014 01:12 PM
    After that blunder, how can we trust anything, numbers, results that Stat's Can communicates to us??? How can the protocol at Stats Can have allowed such an errored result to be communicated before it would be double or triple verified?? Or is this Harper propaganda and we really did create only 200 new jobs???
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