The surprise reversal from September was achieved primarily because of a 1.2 per cent decline in imports
The 10 per cent of Canadians with the highest family after-tax incomes paid 25 per cent of their income in income taxes
Imports were up 0.4 per cent, following a 0.6 per cent gain in the first quarter, but manufacturing took a hit
There was a net loss in hours worked in all industries, except utilities and public administration.
It was the second consecutive monthly loss of jobs and will come as a surprise to markets
Check out the low unemployment in Saskatchewan
Last week’s Labour Force Survey spectacularly misreported the jobs picture in Canada, erroneously citing the biggest hiring increase in 35 years.
All four Western provinces as well as Newfoundland and Labrador reported fewer beneficiaries in March
Exports to countries other than the US fell to the lowest level since September 2010
Sales down in six provinces, though decrease was concentrated in Ontario, agency says