Friday, August 15, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Case of the Missing Job Numbers
OMG. All hail Great Merciful Leader !!! It seems that Statistics Canada has been saved from a horrible fate.
After a long search, and a lot of heat, it has found the missing job numbers.
The Canadian economy created 42,000 jobs in July – not 200 as mistakenly reported last week by Statistics Canada – as revised numbers beat market expectations.
And the good news is there are more jobs now than there were last Friday, even if they are still LOUSY.
The main difference in the numbers is that the drop in full-time employment was not as severe as originally reported. Rather than a loss of 60,000 full-time jobs, the revised figures say 18,000 full-time jobs were lost in July. The number of part-time jobs created remains the same at 60,000.
And the even better news?
Now that they've solved the case of the missing job numbers, maybe Stats Can can also solve the case of the disappearing data.
One minute, the agency, tasked with measuring the tick tock of the economy and society, tracks seemingly vital data (such as detailed breakdowns of public sector employment and wages by all levels of government, or the total value of government transfer payments to persons by province and type of transfer), the next, *poof*, they’re terminated.
As far as Statistics Canada’s troubles go, this will never get the same level of attention as the mystery of the 200 jobs. But, as it relates to the long-term reliability of Canadian data, it’s just as serious.
Because this is the bottom line eh?
Statistics Canada used to be a world class organization until Stephen Harper gutted it for the most insane of reasons...
And just like this country it won't recover.
Until the ghastly dictator and his foul regime.
Are defeated, or disappeared like that data.
To the hellish place they belong...
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