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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Condos drive Canada’s housing start surge

Canada’s condo building frenzy showed no sign of abating last month, as housing starts surged to their highest level since 2007. While some analysts had predicted housing starts would weaken after a particularly strong March, starts in April rose to an annualized rate of 244,900, readily beating predictions of 204,000 made by most economists.   […]

CDN jobless rate lowest since 2008

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent in July, its lowest since December 2008, from 7.4 percent in June, though this was due more to people dropping out of the labor market than to job creation. Statistics Canada said Friday the economy managed to eke out 7,100 new jobs while holding on […]

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