Canada’s job quality fell while self-employment rose in 2015

self-employment rose in 2015

Canada’s labour market withstood the shock of the oil slump last year, but troubling trends showed a decline in the quality of jobs.

More than half of the 158,000 new positions created last year were in the self-employed category, according to Statistics Canada’s monthly labour report. The private sector did very little hiring and employment among prime-age workers shrank.

The country added 91,500 new self-employed jobs last year, most of which were in finance, real estate, insurance and leasing.

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Source: Globe and Mail
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