The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

August 31, 2011 10:02 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release Report Ranking Performance of Provincial Labour Markets Thursday, September 1

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2011) - The Fraser Institute will release its annual report Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States on Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The report ranks the labour market performance of 10 Canadian provinces and 50 American states based on five indicators: total employment growth, private-sector employment growth, unemployment rates, duration of unemployment, and labour productivity over the years 2006-2010.

The report also examines four specific characteristics of provincial and state labour markets that can affect performance: public sector employment, unionization, minimum wages, and labour relations laws.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

Amela Karabegović and Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute senior economists and co-authors of the report, will be in Vancouver and available for media interviews the day of the release.

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