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City's job prospects take a hit

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The short-term job prospects for Winnipeggers have taken a turn for the worse, according to the latest monthly help-wanted-index report from the Conference Board of Canada.

The Ottawa-based think tank said the city’s near-term job prospects shifted from stable in September to negative in October. And it’s not alone.

The board said half of the 26 Canadian cities surveyed this month had negative near-term job prospects, versus nine in September. Only seven had positive prospects, while the outlook was stable for the remaining six.

The board’s monthly help-wanted index report is based on the number of new, unduplicated jobs posted during the month on 79 job-posting websites in Canada.

murray.mcneill@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:14 AM CDT: update

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