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Canada down, BC up, Huff Post advocates

Unemployment in Canada dropped to the lowest point in a year, but it’s on the rise in B.C..

National unemployment dropped to 7.9 per cent in June, while it rose incrementally from 7.5 to 7.8 per cent in B.C in May, according to a Statscan report.

The highest national gains between June 2009 and June 2010 were in the service sector, at 2.5 per cent.

This is the first time that the unemployment rate has dropped below eight per cent since January 2009, according to Statscan.

These glimpses of economic optimism seem to appeal to our neighbours.

A report today at flaunts Canada’s rebounding employment rates and rising real estate markets as a viable option for Americans looking to improve their lot.

By midday today, 57 per cent of those responding to a Huffington Post poll say that they would come to Canada to pursue work.

The report notes American unemployment rates sat at 9.5 per cent in June due to an “exodus of Americans looking for work”.

A corroborating report states that the U.S. payroll shrank last month due to a mass layoff of 225,000 census takers finishing a 10-year information take.

Door to door census takers helped to finish the 2010 census intake on time and under budget according to a U.S. Bureau news release.

Justin Langille reports for The Tyee.

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