Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

December 03, 2009 11:14 ET

Media Advisory: Employment Statistics

CLC President, Chief Economist will comment on job numbers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2009) - Shortly after Statistics Canada releases its monthly Labour Force Survey on Friday, December 4, Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, and senior economist Sylvain Schetagne will be available for comment to the media.

Statistics Canada reported in October 2009 that there were 1.59 million unemployed Canadian men and women, or 8.6% of the workforce. Since last fall 400,000 jobs have been lost. Some people are talking about a hoped for recovery, but there will be no real recovery until people are back at work. The CLC has called on the federal government to reform Employment Insurance and to use its upcoming budget to continue stimulus measures to support job creation, as the G20 nations have promised to do.

WHAT: Analysis, job numbers for November 2009
Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. and following
Friday, December 4, 2009

WHO: Ken Georgetti, President, CLC
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,
    Dennis Gruending,
    613-526-7431 or 613-878-6040