Unemployment rate drops in B.C.

first_imgAlberta led the rest of the country in lost jobs again last month with nearly 21,000. It’s jobless rate, which was consistently the lowest among the provinces during oil and gas industry boom times, is now up to 7.2 per cent — the highest among the five provinces west of Quebec.In fact, it is now higher than national rate which remained stuck in neutral last month at 7.1 per cent, as solid employment gains in the services sector were more than wiped out by losses in the goods-producing industry.This could also be bad news for the countries so-called have-not-provinces, as the federal government’s primary equalization payment bank in Alberta — the hitherto leading have-province would now appear to be effectively closed. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — If jobless numbers can be seen as a reliable re-election barometer, then B.C.’s Liberal Government can only hope that what’s happened in April of this year occurs in the same month next year, in advance of the May election.Even with this area of the province still reeling in the midst of the oil and gas economic downturn, B.C. led the nation last month in employment and posted a nearly one per cent drop in jobless numbers.- Advertisement -Canada’s April jobless report showing B.C. added another 13,000 hires in the month.That dropped the unemployment rate nearly one percentage point, from 6.5 to 5.8 per cent, which is now the lowest provincial rate in the country, and the only one below six per cent.It also means that B.C. has now posted a gain of 110,000 jobs over the past year…The B.C. gains come at a time of great pain in Alberta where low oil prices, which are now compounded by the major wildfire problem, have forced major job losses in the oil patch.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Denmark coach mocks Paul Pogba

first_imgWorld Cup ‘Does Paul Pogba only care about his hair?’ – Denmark coach slams France’s World Cup star Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 13:24 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Paul Pogba France World Cup Denmark v France Denmark France Paul Pogba Paul Pogba’s France may be among the World Cup favourites, but Denmark coach Age Hareide is unimpressed Denmark coach Age Hareide accused Paul Pogba of only caring about his hair as he labelled World Cup opponents France as “nothing special”.The Norwegian’s side will come up against France, as well as Australia and Peru, in Group C at the showpiece tournament in Russia.Manchester United star Pogba is set to play a key role for Didier Deschamps’ men, but Hareide slammed the 25-year-old. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “He played against Manchester City with his hair dyed blue and white, maybe he’ll have it red and white to play us,” he told Jyllands-Posten.”Does he only think about his haircuts?”Blue hair, red hero   pic.twitter.com/PhUUDj4EJO — Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 7, 2018 France are ranked seventh in the world and will enter the World Cup as one of the favourites.While accusing Les Bleus of lacking leadership, Hareide said he had seen nothing for his team to fear.”I don’t believe in this team,” he said.”The teams at the top of the world rankings are the best in the world, but this is not the case for France.”I saw France against Sweden in Stockholm. They are nothing special.”Denmark open their World Cup campaign against Peru in Saransk on June 16.last_img read more

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