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Armine Yalnizyan | There is a good reason why the minimum wage has fired up so much debate lately. It has to do with how a "trickle-away" recovery has dogged so many advanced economies since the 2008 global crisis hit.
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Kayle Hatt | Examining more representative economic measures with a broader international comparison group, Canada is a mediocre 'student,' receiving Cs and Bs in most areas, with an F in precarious work.
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Kayle Hatt | Beyond involuntary part-time employment, which we looked at yesterday, another measure of the quality of employment is the permanency of the position.
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Kayle Hatt | A commonly accepted definition of a "good job" is one that is full-time and that is a permanent, long-term position. Using this definition, we can examine the quality of jobs during the recovery.
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Kaylie Tiessen | After more than 100 years of business, Leamington's Heinz plant is closing, throwing 740 people out of work and sending the community into economic shock.
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Jim Stanford | We should accept the growing international consensus that more public debt is helping the recovery, not hurting it. We have nothing to fear from debt, except an ideological fear of debt itself.
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Jim Stanford | The second-quarter GDP numbers confirm that Canada's continuing "recovery," such as it is, is still balancing very precariously on a knife-edge between expansion and contraction.
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Duncan Cameron | Stephen Harper does not expect Canadians to discover that job performance has been poor and that the economy is not improving, while the standard of living for most Canadians is declining.
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Jim Stanford | Another part of the OECD Employment Outlook 2013 that is worth reading in detail is Chapter 2. It provides a thorough revision and updating of the OECD's quantitative index of EPL intensity.
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Jim Stanford | The federal government never tires of boasting that Canada's labour market has performed better than most other countries through the financial crisis and subsequent recession.
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Marc Lee | Mark Carney's tenure as Governor of the Bank of Canada overlaps some challenging economy history. We are still living that history in terms of a post-recession stagnant recovery.
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Percentage change in reall wages. Source: Labour Force Survey
Armine Yalnizyan | Don't be fooled by job creation stats. We ducked the "jobless recovery" of the 1990s, but welcome to the new normal, for far too many Canadians: the wageless recovery.