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Manitoba jobs outlook improving: Conference Board

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Job prospects have brightened a little in Manitoba, according to the latest Help-Wanted Index survey by the Conference Board of Canada.

The board said Manitoba’s index rose 3.7 points in October, offsetting about half of the losses recorded in the two previous months. A rising index suggests more job growth in the near term.

The rise here was part of a broadly based trend which saw index gains posted in every province in October, the board said. That drove up the national index by nine points, which more than offset the losses from the previous two months.

The Help-Wanted Index is based on the seasonally adjusted number of new, unduplicated jobs posted online during the month across 79 Canadian job-posting websites.

murray.mcneill@freepress.mb.ca

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