Jobs, jobs, jobs

More in September than in any month since StatsCan started asking the question.

One hardly knows where to begin with the to-be-sures. To be sure, the markets only got truly weird after this survey concluded, so it wouldn’t measure any effects from that. To be sure, a decade of solid budgeting pays dividends lo even unto the next government. To be sure, to some extent these things are beyond the reach of any government.

But if Jean Chrétien had seen job numbers like this four days before asking for re-election, do you think he would have smiled? I think he would have smiled.

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