With the lowest unemployment rate announced on August 4, 2017 since 2008, the summer sunshine is warm in Canada. Canadian employment rose by 11,000 jobs in July according to the Labour Force Survey. That was a touch below consensus expectations. The unemployment rate dropped two from 6.5% to 6.3% (the lowest since October 2008). Self-employment was a majority force in the increase. This trend aligns with the increasing “Gig Economy” predictions that more folks will explore retirement and freelancing from a life-style, flexibility and longevity perspective.
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