Job growth staggers under Conservative policies

Job growth in recent months came to a sudden halt in November, as Statistics Canada reported the loss of 10,700 jobs today.  

“Conservative policies are once again leaving more Canadians out of work. Private sector employment dropped by 46,000 last month, while 14,100 young Canadians also lost full-time positions. We’re starting to see the loss of more and more jobs under this Conservative government,” said NDP Finance critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena – Bulkley Valley).

According to Statistics Canada, an additional 220,000 Canadians are now unemployed when compared to pre-recession levels – a highly disturbing trend.

“Three times more part-time jobs have been created than full-time positions.   In the face of faltering job numbers, the Conservatives have nothing to offer but a wasteful and ineffective EI credit which the Parliamentary Budget Officer has said will create no more than 800 jobs. The Conservatives’ job strategy has been ineffective, and its policies, insufficient. This government’s stagnation is hitting Canadians hard,” added Cullen.