Many analysts agree that last week's job numbers from Statistics Canada are dismal. Canada created only 81,000 new jobs between August 2013 and August 2014. That's the smallest August over August change since 1990.
While taking a look at the Canada-wide numbers is important to understanding the economic health of the country, zoning in on the provincial and regional levels can be very informative, showing that different parts of the country are driving different trends.
Ontario, for example, posted a disappointing 14,000-job gain between August 2013 and 2014 -- that's an average of 1,160 jobs per month. For the province with the largest population, and one that used to be considered by many to be the economic engine of Canada, that's something to worry about.