With the return of the Long Form Census there has been much discussion about having access to good data in Canada. Yet our world seems to hinge of another data set that frankly isn't that good and probably won't get better anytime soon. This past Friday (November 6th) was "Jobs Friday" the day that Statistics … Continue reading Why #YQG Should Ignore Stats Canada Job Numbers and Be Very Afraid
Last week when Statistics Canada announced its March unemployment numbers and many were surprised when Windsor's rate jumped to 11.1%, the highest in the country. After a few panicked seconds, people remembered that Windsor Assembly Plant was shutdown until May for retooling and concluded that the statistical fluctuation had to do with the laid off workers from Chrysler … Continue reading Windsor 11.1% Unemployment… A Grim Hint of the Future?