All posts tagged "unemployment"

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    They’re Just Facts

    By Mike Archer. Former Mayor Bruce Banman once told me it was awfully hard to put a positive spin on the Abbotsford economy with Abbotsford Today publishing the monthly unemployment figures which have consistently demonstrated we have...

    • Posted April 30, 2015
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    Are Local People Giving Up On Their Job Search?

    According to statistics released Wednesday by Statscan, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the Abbotsford–Mission CMA dropped by 2.7% in February. Abbotsford-Mission was one of two of the four metropolitan areas in British Columbia with...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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    Making A Silk Purse Of A Sow’s Ear

    Lost without influence at City Hall, the old power structure seems to have simply taken to talking to itself. By Mike Archer. Making a silk purse of a sow’s ear just seems to come naturally to the...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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    Local Jobless Rate Rises To 6.5 %

    Participation in workforce drops The unemployment rate in the Abbotsford-Mission CMA rose, month-over-month from 6.0 percent in December to 6.5 percent in January bucking  both the national and provincial trends. Compared to January 2014 the rate dropped from...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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    Unemployment Picture Is Bleak

    Statscan’s annual summary of employment across the country did little to cheer anyone up Wednesday – least of all Abbotsford and Mission residents hoping to lose the Cities’ reputation for having the highest unemployment rate in Western...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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    Unemployment Back Up To 6 %

    The unemployment rate in the Abbotsford-Mission CMA rose, month-over-month from 5.8 percent in November to 6.0 percent in December bucking  both the national and provincial trends. Compared to December 2013 the rate dropped from 7.7 percent in 2013...

    • Posted January 9, 2015
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    Unemployment Drops In November

    The unemployment rate in the Abbotsford-Mission CMA dropped, month-over-month from 6.1 percent in September to 5.8 percent in November along with both the national and provincial trends. Compared to November 2013 the rate dropped in Novemberr from...

    • Posted December 5, 2014
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    2nd Highest Unemployment In Western Canada – October

    The unemployment rate in the Abbotsford-Mission CMA dropped, month-over-month from 7.4 percent in September to 6.1 percent in October. Compared to October 2013 the rate dropped in October from 7.1 percent in 2013 but the participation rate...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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    Hard To Describe Disgust At MacGregor’s Blaming Aboriginal People For Abbotsford’s High Unemployment

    From Meghann Coughlan Hernandez – Re: MacGregor Blaming Mission, Aboriginals, For Abbotsford Unemployment Simply Doesn’t Add Up, For Bill MacGregor to sit on his home near the top of Sumas Mountain, on unceded territory, snubbing his nose...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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    MacGregor Blaming Mission, Aboriginals, For Abbotsford Unemployment Simply Doesn’t Add Up

    Release. AbbotsfordFIRST has stated that Abbotsford has the worst unemployment rate in Western Canada (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/lfss03l-eng.htm). This number of course changes every month; however, Abbotsford has more often than not had the highest unemployment during the last 3...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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