The number of people working in the Canadian economy has been on a steady decline over the past decade, with growth in the number of employees in the country hitting a low point in the early 2000s.
Now, it is still below where it was in 2011.
And the number is expected to hit a low again this year.
The Canadian economy grew 1.1 per cent in the first quarter, the lowest rate since the recession began.
The country’s unemployment rate remains above 7 per cent, and the number working in Canada’s service sector has also fallen by nearly half.
The Globe and Mail’s analysis of Statistics Canada’s labour force statistics reveals that while some areas are recovering from the recession, others are struggling to maintain employment.
The data also shows that the Canadian labour force is expected have more people working, and that the number unemployed has increased slightly from the first three months of 2016.
For the most part, however, Canada’s economy has continued to be hurt by the global economic downturn.
And while there are signs that the global economy is improving, there is a lot of work to be done in many countries to reverse the downward trend.
Among those that are doing well are: Ontario: The province of Ontario posted its fastest-growing year since the end of the Great Recession in the second quarter.
Ontario is the only province to record growth in employment, and is the second-largest economy in Canada, behind only Quebec.
Employment has risen in the province by 2.9 per cent since the start of the year, and by more than 4 per cent so far this year, according to the Statistics Canada report.
In total, the province has added more than 5.4 million people to the labour force.
Alberta: The Alberta economy has grown by 3.6 per cent this year after a 2.3 per cent gain in the same quarter last year.
Alberta is a leader among provinces in both the number and percentage of people employed.
Employment in the oil-producing province has risen by more over the last year than anywhere else in the world, and now stands at more than 7.2 million people.
Alberta’s unemployment rates are lower than the national average, but still higher than the rate for Canada’s overall population.
Saskatchewan: The Saskatchewan economy is still recovering from a series of economic shocks, including a drop in oil prices and a drop-off in foreign investment.
In the first half of 2017, the economy shrank by 3 per cent.
Saskatchewan’s unemployment has fallen to 8.2 per cent from 9.6 in the fourth quarter of last year, although the province is still behind other provinces in the jobless rate.
The province is expected continue to add more jobs, with the unemployment rate now below 5 per cent and the unemployment benefit rate now at 8.4 per cent over the next six months.
Manitoba: The Manitoba economy has also grown strongly this year as the number-one province for workers has added nearly 5.5 million people in the past 12 months.
Unemployment has dropped to 5.3 in the latest quarter, down from 6.1 in the previous quarter.
The Manitoba labour force grew by nearly 1.3 million people over the same period, and its unemployment rate is now at the lowest level in the nation.
Employment is expected grow by 2 per cent for the year.
Saskatchewan has been able to recover from the global recession by adding nearly 8 million people since the beginning of 2017.
Alberta has also managed to add jobs over the course of the past year.
Manitoba’s economy is expected expand by more in the next 12 months, with unemployment at just 6.4 in the most recent quarter.
Saskatchewan is still the top province in the economy for workers, and Alberta is expected add more workers over the coming months, although some provinces are seeing a drop of jobs.
Ontario: Employment in Ontario is expected reach 5.1 million by the end, the largest gain in six years, according the StatsCan report.
Ontario’s unemployment is also the lowest in the national rate, at 7.5 per cent—the lowest in Canada.
Ontario also saw a drop off in foreign trade in the final quarter of 2016, which was partly due to the downturn in the global financial crisis.
The economic downturn in Canada has also affected Ontario, and in the recent past has had a detrimental effect on the province’s employment levels.
Employment rates in Ontario have been increasing in recent years.
In 2011, Ontario was the fourth-largest economic engine in the region, with an employment rate of 6.5.
However, that number has since fallen to 5 per central in 2016, and has only recently begun to regain some of the lost ground.
As a result, Ontario’s employment rate has continued declining over the years, and it now stands as the lowest among the province, according StatsCan.
Employment growth in Ontario has also been uneven, as there are a number of areas in the area that are still recovering.
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