Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 05, 2009 11:12 ET

Media Advisory: Employment Statistics

CLC President, Chief Economist will comment on job loss anniversary

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2009) - Shortly after Statistics Canada releases its monthly Labour Force Survey on Friday, November 6, Canadian Labour Congress Senior Economist Sylvain Schetagne will be available by telephone to the media. He is a specialist regarding the Canadian labour market.

CLC President Ken Georgetti will be available for comment later in the day.

It was one year ago that Statistics Canada began to report mounting job losses. Since the fall of 2008, almost 400,000 full-time jobs have disappeared and in September 2009 there were 1.55 million unemployed men and women in Canada. Fewer than half of them are able to collect Employment Insurance. The CLC has repeatedly called upon the federal government to fix the EI system.

WHAT: Analysis of October 2009 Statistics Canada Labour
Force Survey

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. - Friday, November 6, 2009

WHO: Sylvain Schetagne, Senior Economist
613-526-7412 (tel.)

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils. Web site:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Labour Congress
    Sylvain Schetagne
    Canadian Labour Congress
    Dennis Gruending
    613-526-7431 or 613-878-6040 (cell.)