Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

July 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Canadian Labour: Media Advisory-Employment Statistics

CLC President, Economist to comment on Statistics Canada job numbers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) - Shortly after Statistics Canada releases its monthly Labour Force Survey on Friday, July 9, Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, and senior economist Sylvain Schetagne will be available for comment to the media.

Georgetti says that despite much talk of economic recovery Canadian workers are facing a prolonged period of high unemployment. That situation may well worsen if governments rush to reduce deficits and cut back on public services, as discussed at the recent G20 summit. Georgetti has urged the prime minister, premiers and finance ministers to continue with economic stimulus measures that have saved Canada from sinking into a deep recession. 

WHAT: Analysis of job numbers for June 2010
  Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey
WHEN: Friday, July 9, 2010
  7:30 a.m. and following
WHO: Ken Georgetti, CLC president
  Sylvain Schetagne, senior economist

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

  • Sylvain Schetagne, economist, 613-526-7412
    Dennis Gruending, communications, Tel: 613-526-7431
    Mobile: 613-878-6040