Friday, May 07, 2010

Canada Employment Record Shattered

Canadian employment rose by 108,700 in April, the most in records dating back to 1976, Statistics Canada said today in Ottawa
Job gains soared past all forecasts to total 108,700 in the month, the highest number since Statscan began tracking the data in 1976, and exceeding even the most optimistic estimate in a Reuters poll, which yielded a median forecast of 25,000 new jobs. The percentage increase, at 0.6 percent, was the largest since August 2002.
The data showed private business, not government, did the hiring for a second straight month.
The Canadian dollar shot up to a high of C$1.0338 to the U.S. dollar, or 96.73 U.S. cents, compared with its close on Thursday of C$1.0523 to the U.S. dollar. -Reuters
 1976 Swine Flu -60 minutes clip here.
Oscar Best Movie Rocky
Top Ten
1975 - 76
1. All in the Family
2. Lavern & Shirley
3. Rich Man Poor Man
4. Maude
5. Bionic Woman
6. Phyllis
7. Six Million Dollar Man
8. Sanford and Son
9. Rhoda
10. Happy Days

Top 5 Songs of 1976

Number One Song of 1976: Wings - Silly Love Songs
1: Wings - Silly Love Songs
2: Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
3: Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
4: Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
5: Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Top 40 songs 1976 here

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Wayne said...

Iffy looks pretty iffy now, doesn't he?


CanadianSense said...

Sadly some Liberals have suggested he has offered policy and adult conversation.
I had hoped for a battle of policy and ideas but instead we have an ongoing culture war of pitting region against region being deployed from in the 1990 from Donolo. This is not Manning or Day, they have learned those lessons.
Ontario voters have been the big shift of fortune for the Liberals.