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Media Advisory: Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey

CLC's Angella MacEwen available for media comment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/14 -- Shortly after Statistics Canada releases its monthly Labour Force Survey at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 7, CLC Senior Economist Angella MacEwen will be available for comment to the media.

The Survey will describe the Canadian workforce for February 2014. The CLC has just released a report saying that the monthly Labour Force Survey fails to adequately measure underemployment, which has become prevalent in the Canadian job market. The CLC says that Canada needs a better and broader measure of underemployment if governments are to engage successfully in assisting job creation.

WHAT:     Analysis, Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

WHEN:     8:30 a.m. and following
          Friday, March 7, 2014

WHO:      Angela MacEwen, CLC Senior Economist

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils.

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