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42,000 New Jobs Created in Canada, Corrected StatsCan Report Says

Posted August 15, 2014

Under Economic Issues

(CBC News)

Statistics Canada’s updated jobs report shows 42,000 new positions were created in July – a far cry from the 200 that were originally reported.

The federal agency released its initial jobs report last Friday before warning Canadians on Tuesday that it had made a mistake.

The updated figures show a large, 60,000-worker spike in the number of part-time jobs. The job gains were enough to push the jobless rate down 0.1 percentage points, to 7%.