Every month, Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a snapshot of our ever-changing cost of living through the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
For some of the goods covered in the CPI—such as food—measuring cost is as simple as scanning a jar of peanut butter. When it comes to tracking the cost of keeping a roof over your head, however, things are slightly more complicated.
Every quarter, the StatCan Blog publishes a guest post on research at Statistics Canada. Our third post is from Mark Brown, a chief in the Economic Analysis Division, Statistics Canada.
Every month, you probably catch some news about labour statistics in Canada. Maybe it’s the national unemployment rate, the number of new jobs in your province, or how many of these jobs are full- or part-time. But as any job seeker or business owner will tell you, these figures alone do not tell the full story of Canada's labour market.
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