Inflow from Mexico is up, but overall still down significantly from 2008.
Import declines seem to have hit bottom and are now on the way up.
|U.S.||10.2% (26 year high) / 17.5% (including underemployed)|
The Globe and Mail has this interactive webpage that gives numbers by city and province:
Stats Canada Labour Force Survey Nov 6, 2009 provides some insights in the job types and associated impacts:
|September 2009||October 2009||September to October 2009||October 2008 to October 2009|
|Class of worker|
|Public/private sector employees|
|Transportation and warehousing||797.7||819.9||2.8||-5.8|
|Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing||1,121.1||1,118.0||-0.3||4.4|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||1,199.8||1,196.9||-0.2||-0.6|
|Business, building and other support services||645.8||639.0||-1.1||-4.6|
|Health care and social assistance||1,946.8||1,955.1||0.4||1.7|
|Information, culture and recreation||791.5||785.1||-0.8||4.8|
|Accommodation and food services||1,032.0||1,034.5||0.2||-2.9|
Latest unemployment numbers today:
- Canada – 8.4% (highest in 11 years ) – Ontario is now at 9.4% (highest in 15 years)
- US – 9.2% (up from 8.9% in April)
Other interesting lists:
Reports from Mercury Press highlight the continuing decline of Venture Capital in the US:
Nationally, VCs invested $3 billion into U.S. companies, down 61 percent from the $7.7 billion invested in the first quarter of 2008. It was smallest quarterly sum since 1997, and the sharpest decline on record.
In the Bay Area, the world’s leading hub of innovation, $1.2 billion was invested in 172 deals during the quarter. That was a 43 percent decrease in dollars and 26 percent decrease in “deal flow” from the previous quarter.