Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/5/2013 10:18 AM | Comments: 0
Jobs could be a little harder to come by in the early going of 2013, according to the results of the Conference Board of Canada’s latest Help-Wanted Index survey.
The Ottawa-based think tank said today that Manitoba and almost every other province saw a decline in their help-wanted index in the final month of 2012. A falling index usually points to a tougher job market in the next few months.
The board said Manitoba’s index fell 2.6 points in December, which was a slightly bigger drop than the national average decline of 2.4 points. It was the sixth time in 2012 that Manitoba’s index fell from one month to the next, the board added.
The only two provinces that didn’t see a decline in December were Quebec and New Brunswick, which posted increases of 4.6 points and 1.1 points respectively.
The Conference Board’s 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.
The board said that based on Canada’s December index movement, the Canadian economy likely lost about 16,000 jobs in January.
"Still, the projected loss follows the creation of nearly 100,000 jobs over the last two months of 2012," it added.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Woman charged in case of dead infants appears in court
Man arrested after vehicles, home damaged
Voter turnout highest in a decade
Jets in a better mood after breaking losing streak with Tuesday's win
Selinger says he and Bowman share several priorities
Manitoba Muslims condemn attacks
Two arrested after officers assaulted
Shelley Hart new mayor of East St. Paul
Bowman drops by News Café
School trustee, municipal elections results
Brandon elects new mayor
New sheriffs for St. Andrews, East St. Paul
Second time's a charm for Gilroy
Warm weather likely won't last much longer
From activist to politician in St. Norbert
Orlikow exterminates high-profile challenger
Morantz aims to clean up city hall
Minister to preach at political pulpit
Bowman was able to grow
Schreyer skates to win over Steen
Out with old and in with new
The vote results
Police guard legislature
Maples soccer mom charged
Funeral honours both public and private life
Forensic probe may take months
Progressive candidates win big in WSD
Dramatic vigil held for six dead babies
Murder suspect slipped up during interview
Technological changes forcing MPI's hand: CEO