Posts by Brittany Feor
Women in Recovery: COVID-19 and Women’s Labour Market Participation
Two years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we explore how women in Canada are recovering in a tumultuous labour market.Read More
It’s International Women’s Day. What do we know about the state of women’s employment in Canada?
Listen to this article as an audio recording Today is International Women’s Day, and we’re entering the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. So today we’re asking ourselves: what do we know now, in March 2022, about the effects the previous two years have had on women’s employment in Canada? We know that women have…Read More
Food service labour shortages in Canada: exploring average hours worked as an indicator
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the accommodation and food services sector harder than any other. Now, even as the broader economy recovers, the food services sector is facing unique challenges bringing people back to work. There have been many recent media stories suggesting food service labour shortages across Canada. Translating this anecdotal evidence into clear…Read More
LMI Insight Report no. 36, How Representative Are Online Job Postings?
This report explains how online job postings can complement survey data to better understand labour demand.Read More
Employment Recovery Lags for Low Earners
In August 2020, employment increased by another 246,000 jobs (+1.4%) to bring total employment in the month to nearly 97% of its February level. As noted by Statistics Canada’s data release, low-earning workers suffered larger initial job losses and are now facing a weaker recovery. Much of this is because low-earning workers are concentrated in…Read More
Key Measures of Economic Recovery: Employment and Hours Worked
In monitoring the economic recovery as pandemic restrictions lift, it is important to look at several labour market indicators. Average hours worked is one of those key indicators. Between February and April 2020, both employment and average hours worked fell by 15%. In June, the average hours worked rose by 7% (up 2 hours per…Read More
Gender Implications of COVID-19 Unemployment
Between February and March 2020, the Canadian unemployment rate jumped from 5.6% to 7.8%. This was driven, in large part, by increases in temporary layoffs for occupations in sales and service, education, law, and social, community and government services. As non-essential businesses were forced to close, unemployment in these (and other) occupations grew substantially. This…Read More