Newfoundland Bureaucrats: Now That Unemployment’s Down to 14.7%, Let’s Talk About Important Stuff

Globe and Mail – The Newfoundland and Labrador legislature opened Monday with a Throne Speech that promises to stress the progressive in the province’s Progressive Conservative government.

Lieutenant-Governor John Crosbie read the political blueprint, charting a course of investment in children, youth and human rights.

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HRM Guide March 12 2010 – Statistics Canada reported that unemployment fell by 0.1% to 8.2% in February with substantial increases in full-time jobs (+60,000) offset by losses in part-time jobs (-39,000). Most of the increase (+46,000) was in public service jobs.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 14.7% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.3% (Saskatchewan).

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